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fluid mechanics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of the mechanical properties of gases and liquids.
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fluid mechanics

n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the study of the mechanical and flow properties of fluids, esp as they apply to practical engineering. Also called: hydraulics See also hydrodynamics, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics
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n.
an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluid mechanics - study of the mechanics of fluidsfluid mechanics - study of the mechanics of fluids  
mechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
hydrostatics - study of the mechanical properties of fluids that are not in motion
hydrodynamics, hydrokinetics - study of fluids in motion
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