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The cgs unit of kinematic viscosity, corresponding to a dynamic viscosity of 1 poise and a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter, equivalent to 10⁴ square meters per second.
- ‘More specifically, the invention has been found to be useful for liquids with kinematic viscosities less than ten stokes.’
Mid 20th century: from the name of Sir G. Stokes (see Stokes' law).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.