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DRAG CO-EFFICIENT

English translation: ...lack of infrastructure is slowing down progress...

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05:52 Oct 31, 2006
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English term or phrase: DRAG CO-EFFICIENT
DRAG CO-EFFICIENT: Infrastructure development hasn't kept pace with the growth of the city; coping with power problems remains a shocking truth and the proposed international airport has never really taken off.

What is the meaning of DRAG CO-EFFICIENT in this case?
xxxSanjiv Sadan
Local time: 05:50
English translation:...lack of infrastructure is slowing down progress...
Explanation:
Drag coefficient refers as the ratio of resistance/friction when an object is moved on a particular surface. If the surface is coarse the coefficient is high...
In this context the author refers to the lack ( or insufficient level) of infrastructure in the city as being the force that is slowing down progress. For example new factory is not likely to be built in a city with frequent blackouts, or with insufficient supply of water.
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webguru
Local time: 10:20
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5 +5...lack of infrastructure is slowing down progress...
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drag co-efficient
...lack of infrastructure is slowing down progress...


Explanation:
Drag coefficient refers as the ratio of resistance/friction when an object is moved on a particular surface. If the surface is coarse the coefficient is high...
In this context the author refers to the lack ( or insufficient level) of infrastructure in the city as being the force that is slowing down progress. For example new factory is not likely to be built in a city with frequent blackouts, or with insufficient supply of water.

webguru
Local time: 10:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SlovakSlovak
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
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