Definition of Rayleigh–Taylor in English:

Rayleigh–Taylor

noun

Physics
  • Attributive Used with reference to the instability of the interface between fluids of different densities, especially as leading to convective motion; frequently in "Rayleigh–Taylor instability".

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From the title of J. W. Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh + the name of Sir Geoffrey Taylor, English mathematician, who extended Rayleigh's work on fluid dynamics.

Pronunciation

Rayleigh–Taylor

/ˌreɪlɪˈteɪlə/