Pascal's law


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Pas·cal's law

 (pă-skălz′, pä-skälz′)
n.
The principle stating that external static pressure exerted on a confined fluid is distributed evenly throughout the fluid.

[After Blaise Pascal.]
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Pascal's law

The principle that if a fluid is under pressure from the outside, the pressure is distributed evenly throughout the fluid.
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Noun1.Pascal's law - pressure applied anywhere to a body of fluid causes a force to be transmitted equally in all directionsPascal's law - pressure applied anywhere to a body of fluid causes a force to be transmitted equally in all directions; the force acts at right angles to any surface in contact with the fluid; "the hydraulic press is an application of Pascal's law"
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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Other research led to the invention of the syringe and hydraulic press and with it, Pascal's law of pressure.
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At the end of the experiment a questionnaire was submitted to each participant to assess their knowledge of Pascal's law and whether they had made mental numerical calculations during the experiment.