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subsonic

being, having, or travelling at a velocity below that of sound

subsonic

[¦səb′sän·ik]
(acoustics)
(physics)
Of, pertaining to, or dealing with speeds less than acoustic velocity, as in subsonic aerodynamics.

subsonic

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A flight in which the airflow over the aircraft structure is moving at a speed that is less than the local speed of sound.
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The 9x39 is a dedicated subsonic cartridge for use in specialized suppressed weapon systems.
Different from the literature in this study, effects of curvature and area distribution on S-Shaped subsonic diffuser performance were computationally investigated using
The new Eley Subsonic Hollow is a hunting cartridge with target shooting accuracy and reduced velocity.
Through this effort, we may be able to enable this element to the next generation of supersonic flight, to not only reduce drag but also increase performance, as you transition from subsonic to supersonic speeds.
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Balasore (Odisha) [India], November 7 ( ANI ): India's most sophisticated long-range subsonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on Tuesday.
Boom is building a Mach 2.2 airliner - the fastest civil aircraft ever made - capable of operating economically at current subsonic business class fares.
The model I chose has a BDC reticle designed for use with both super and subsonic 300 Blackout ammunition.
For ultimate quietness, choose any one of the heavy subsonic loads available--just be aware that point of aim/point of impact distance is short owing to the rainbow trajectory of such bullets.
The bullets in the 9mm subsonic and the .45 FBI loads have visible grooves machined in them.
Artists' impressions of the Hyperloop system, which is a subsonic propulsion tube that integrates a low-pressure pipe linking two stations, enabling passenger capsules within the tube to travel at high speeds of up to 1,200km/h.
One of the most utilized--and least known of commercial advances--is the winglets on the tips of US commercial airliners and newer military cargo jets, a component designed to increase efficiency and reduce drag at subsonic speeds.