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hy·drau·lics

 (hī-drô′lĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The physical science and technology of the static and dynamic behavior of fluids.
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hydraulics

(haɪˈdrɒlɪks)
n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) another name for fluid mechanics
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hy•drau•lics

(haɪˈdrɔ lɪks, -ˈdrɒl ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics.
[1665–75]
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hy·drau·lics

(hī-drô′lĭks)
The scientific study of water and other liquids, their uses in engineering, and the forces and pressures associated with them.
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hydraulics

1. the science concerned with the laws governing water and other liquids in motion and their engineering applications.
2. applied or practical hydrodynamics.
See also: Physics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydraulics - study of the mechanics of fluidshydraulics - 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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Translations
عِلْم المِياه والسَّوائِل
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hidrolik bilimi

hydraulics

[haɪˈdrɒlɪks] NSINGhidráulica f
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hydraulics

[haɪˈdrɒlɪks] nhydraulique f
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hydraulics

n singHydraulik f
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hydraulics

[haɪˈdrɒlɪks] nsgidraulica
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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).
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References in classic literature ?
See the investment of capital in aqueducts made useless by hydraulics; fortifications, by gunpowder; roads and canals, by railways; sails, by steam; steam by electricity.
"It is a question of hydraulics, you see, and came within my own province."
Victor Hatherley, hydraulic engineer, 16A, Victoria Street (3rd floor)." That was the name, style, and abode of my morning visitor.
By profession I am a hydraulic engineer, and I have had considerable experience of my work during the seven years that I was apprenticed to Venner & Matheson, the well-known firm, of Greenwich.
I simply want your opinion about a hydraulic stamping machine which has got out of gear.
This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press.
'The only point which I could not quite understand was what use you could make of a hydraulic press in excavating fuller's-earth, which, as I understand, is dug out like gravel from a pit.'
"'We are now,' said he, 'actually within the hydraulic press, and it would be a particularly unpleasant thing for us if anyone were to turn it on.
Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer.
There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.
How our hydraulic engineer had been conveyed from the garden to the spot where he recovered his senses might have remained forever a mystery were it not for the soft mould, which told us a very plain tale.
Quick Hydraulics sponsors two local schools to bring engineering into primary education, works with local secondary schools through the Engineering Development Trust and provides work placements to secondary school pupils and students.