- subsonic in some places and supersonic in others. This is encountered when passing from subsonic to supersonic speed and vice versa. See also speed of sound.
Military dictionary. 2000.
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Transonic — is an aeronautics term referring to a range of velocities just below and above the speed of sound (about mach 0.8–1.2). It is defined as the range of speeds between the critical mach number, when some parts of the airflow over an aircraft become… … Wikipedia
transonic — [tran sän′ik] adj. [ TRAN(S) + SONIC] designating, of, or moving at a speed within the range of change from subsonic to supersonic speed … English World dictionary
transonic — also transsonic adjective Etymology: trans + supersonic Date: 1945 1. being or relating to speeds near that of sound in air or about 741 miles (1185 kilometers) per hour at sea level and especially to speeds slightly below the speed of sound at… … New Collegiate Dictionary
transonic — An aircraft flight at speed ranges in which the airflow over some parts is subsonic and in other places supersonic. The transonic speed region lies between 0.8 and 1.2 Mach. This is the region in which an aircraft transitions from subsonic speeds … Aviation dictionary
transonic — artimas garso greičiui statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Greitis, kai santykinis greitis kartais mažesnis už garso greitį, o kartais didesnis negu garso greitis. Taip atsitinka pereinant nuo mažesnio už garsą greičio į viršgarsinį greitį ir… … NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
transonic — /tran son ik/, adj. Chiefly Aeron. close to the speed of propagation of sound; moving at 700 780 mph (1127 1255 km/h) at sea level. Also, transsonic. [1940 45; TRANS + SONIC] * * * … Universalium
transonic — adjective a) just below, or just above the speed of sound b) passing from subsonic to supersonic, or vice versa See Also: plasmason … Wiktionary
transonic — In ultrasound, describes a region of a relatively unattenuating medium. A distinction should be made between a t. region and an acoustic echo. [trans + sonic] … Medical dictionary
transonic — tranÂ·sonÂ·ic || trÃ¦n sÉ‘nÉªk / sÉ’n adj. close to the speed of sound … English contemporary dictionary
transonic — [tran sɒnɪk, trα:n ] (also trans sonic) adjective denoting or relating to speeds close to that of sound … English new terms dictionary