Upwind Turn

Technology / Aviation / Upwind Turn: Long a point of contest among pilots, there is in reality no such thing as far as the airplane is concerned. Proponents claim that airplanes lose air speed when turning upwind, while opponents (and the laws of physics) argue that an airplane, like a boat in a river whose speed is only relative to the water and not the shore, is unaffected within the movement of an air mass and that it loses only ground speed.

Other Words for Turn

Turn Noun Synonyms: rotate, revolve, spin, roll, reel, circle, gyrate, whirl, wheel, go (a)round or about, pivot, swivel
Turn Verb Synonyms: go or pass or move (a)round, veer, drive, walk
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Return On Sales Revenue

Business / Accounting / Return On Sales Revenue: A measure of operating performance: computed by dividing net income by total sales revenue. MORE

Return On Stockholders Equity

Business / Accounting / Return On Stockholders Equity: A measure of overall performance from a stockholder's viewpoint: includes management of operations, uses of assets, and management of debt and equity, and is computed by dividing net income by average MORE

Return On Tangible Equity

Business / Finance / Return On Tangible Equity: Net income for a time period divided by tangible equity. This ratio is sometimes used to measure profitability or the efficiency with which the owners' financial investments are being employed. The va MORE

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