Definition of stokes in English:

stokes

(also ST)

noun

Physics
  • The cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimetre, equivalent to 10⁻⁴ square metres per second.

    • ‘More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.’

Origin

Mid 20th century: from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).

Pronunciation

stokes

/stəʊks/