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flu·id·ics

 (flo͞o-ĭd′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The technology of using the flows and pressures of fluids in sensing, control, and information-processing systems with no moving parts.

fluidics

(fluːˈɪdɪks)
n
(Electrical Engineering) (functioning as singular) the study and use of systems in which the flow of fluids in tubes simulates the flow of electricity in conductors. Such systems are used in place of electronics in certain applications, such as the control of apparatus
fluˈidic adj

flu•id•ics

(fluˈɪd ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, esp. controls, to perform functions usu. performed by an electric current in electronic devices.
[1960–65]
flu•id′ic, adj.
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