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Lift

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  1. a mechanical force generated by a solid object moving through a fluid

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 29, 2008
  2. In the context of a fluid flow relative to a body, the lift force is the component of the aerodynamic force that is perpendicular to the flow direction

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 29, 2008
  3. contrasts with the drag force, which is the parallel component of the aerodynamic force

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  4. commonly associated with the wing of an aircraft, although lift is also generated by rotors on helicopters, sails and keels on sailboats, hydrofoils, wing on auto racing cars, and wind turbines

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 29, 2008
  5. While common meanings of the word "lift" suggest that lift opposes gravity, aerodynamic lift can be in any direction

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