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A force acting on a body in a fluid in a direction perpendicular to fluid flow. Lift may assume any direction as determined by the direction of fluid flow and the orientation of the body; it is not necessarily directed vertically upward. Lift is affected by the relative velocity of the fluid; the density of the fluid; and the size, shape, and orientation of the body.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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