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Drag (physics)

For a solid object moving through a fluid or gas, drag is the sum of all the aerodynamic or hydrodynamic forces in the direction of the external fluid flow.

It therefore acts to oppose the motion of the object, and in a powered vehicle it is overcome by thrust.

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