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hy·drau·lic

 (hī-drô′lĭk)
adj.
1. Of, involving, moved by, or operated by a fluid, especially water, under pressure.
2. Able to set and harden under water, as Portland cement.
3. Of or relating to hydraulics.

[Latin hydraulicus, from Greek hudraulikos, from hudraulis, water organ : hudro-, hudr-, hydro- + aulos, pipe, flute.]

hy·drau′li·cal·ly adv.

hydraulic

(haɪˈdrɒlɪk)
adj
1. (Mechanical Engineering) operated by pressure transmitted through a pipe by a liquid, such as water or oil
2. (Mechanical Engineering) of, concerned with, or employing liquids in motion
3. (Mechanical Engineering) of or concerned with hydraulics
4. (Building) hardening under water: hydraulic cement.
[C17: from Latin hydraulicus of a water organ, from Greek hudraulikos, from hudraulos water organ, from hydro- + aulos pipe, reed instrument]
hyˈdraulically adv

hy•drau•lic

(haɪˈdrɔ lɪk, -ˈdrɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. operated by, moved by, or pertaining to water or other liquids in motion.
2. operated by the pressure created by forcing water, oil, or another liquid through a comparatively narrow pipe or orifice.
3. of or pertaining to hydraulics.
4. hardening under water, as a cement.
[1620–30; < Latin hydraulicus < Greek hydraulikós of a water organ =hýdraul(os) water organ (hydr- hydr-1 + aulós pipe) + -ikos -ic]
hy•drau′li•cal•ly, adv.

hy·drau·lic

(hī-drô′lĭk)
1. Operated by the pressure of water or other liquids in motion, especially when forced through an opening: a hydraulic brake; a hydraulic jack.
2. Relating to hydraulics.
3. Capable of hardening under water: hydraulic cement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hydraulic - moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil); "hydraulic erosion"; "hydraulic brakes"
2.hydraulic - of or relating to the study of hydraulics; "hydraulic engineer"
Translations
متعلِّق بالهَنْدَسَه المائيَّههيدرولي، مائي
hydraulickývodních staveb
hydraulisk
hidraulikaihidraulikusvízépítési
sem varîar vökvafræîivökva-
hidraulikahidraulikoshidraulinishidrauliškai
hidraulikas-hidraulisks
hydraulickýinžinier vodných stavieb

hydraulic

[haɪˈdrɒlɪk]
A. ADJhidráulico
B. CPD hydraulic brakes NPLfrenos mpl hidráulicos
hydraulic press Nprensa f hidráulica
hydraulic suspension Nsuspensión f hidráulica

hydraulic

[haɪˈdrɒlɪk] adjhydraulique

hydraulic

adjhydraulisch; hydraulic dock (Naut) → Schwimmdock nt

hydraulic

[haɪˈdrɒlɪk] adjidraulico/a
hydraulic ramp (Aut) → ponte m (sollevatore)

hydraulic

(haiˈdroːlik) adjective
1. worked by the pressure of water or some other liquid. hydraulic brakes.
2. relating to hydraulics. a hydraulic engineer.
hyˈdraulically adverb
hyˈdraulics noun singular
the study of the behaviour of moving liquids (eg of water in pipes).
References in classic literature ?
Victor Hatherley, hydraulic engineer, 16A, Victoria Street (3rd floor).
Upon this wheel rested the first layers of the masonry, the stones of which were bound together by hydraulic cement, with irresistible tenacity.
that is to say, that you would be flattened as if you had been drawn from the plates of a hydraulic machine
Nothing in those days could have been more striking than the vast, empty basins, surrounded by miles of bare quays and the ranges of cargo-sheds, where two or three ships seemed lost like bewitched children in a forest of gaunt, hydraulic cranes.
What should be done was to hydraulic the valley sides and benches, and then, on the creek bottom, to use gold-dredges such as he had heard described as operating in California.
I AM rather wet,' said Bob, giving himself a shake and casting a little hydraulic shower around, like a Newfoundland dog just emerged from the water.
And when the Setliffe crowd shook down Idaho, and reorganized the smelter trust, and roped in the rest of the landscape, and put through the big hydraulic scheme at Twin Pines, why I sure got squeezed.
It came dangerously, for one night the river, leaping the feeble barrier of Devil's Ford, swept away houses and banks, scattered with unconscious irony the laboriously collected heaps of gravel left for hydraulic machinery, and spread out a vast and silent lake across the submerged flat.
Now unharness the remains of a once cow from the plow, insert them in a hydraulic press, and when you shall have acquired a teaspoon of that pale-blue juice which a German superstition regards as milk, modify the malignity of its strength in a bucket of tepid water and ring up the breakfast.
To the soup succeeded some beefsteaks, compressed by an hydraulic press, as tender and succulent as if brought straight from the kitchen of an English eating-house.
When their earthenware, woollen clothes, utensils of elegant forms cut out of the hardest rocks, tools of copper, ornaments of precious stones, palaces, and hydraulic works, are considered, it is impossible not to respect the considerable advance made by them in the arts of civilization.
Brownlow's heart, being large enough for any six ordinary old gentlemen of humane disposition, forced a supply of tears into his eyes, by some hydraulic process which we are not sufficiently philosophical to be in a condition to explain.