lift-to-drag ratio

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lift-to-drag ratio ‎(plural lift-to-drag ratios)

  1. The instantaneous ratio of lift to drag of an aerodynamic article such as an a wing, entire aircraft or bird.
  2. The maximum ratio of lift to drag of an aerodynamic article such as an a wing, entire aircraft or bird can achieve.

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