# Navier-Stokes equation

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### Etymology[edit]

from Claude-Louis Navier French physicist and George Gabriel Stokes Irish mathematician and physicist

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**Navier-Stokes equation** (*plural* **Navier-Stokes equations**)

- (physics) a partial differential equation which describes the conservation of linear momentum for a Newtonian incompressible fluid