# Navier-Stokes equation

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### EtymologyEdit

Named after Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist, and George Gabriel Stokes, Irish mathematician and physicist.

### NounEdit

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

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