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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of physics that deals with fluids at rest and under pressure.
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties and behaviour of fluids that are not in motion. See also hydrodynamics
hy•dro•stat•ics(ˌhaɪ drəˈstæt ɪks)
(used with a sing. v.) the branch of hydrodynamics that deals with the statics of fluids, esp. the equilibrium and pressure of liquids.
hy`dro•stat′ic, hy`dro•stat′i•cal, adj.
The branch of physics that deals with the study of fluids at rest and the forces and pressures associated with them.
the study of the equilibrium and pressure of liquids. — hydrostatician, n. — hydrostatic, hydrostatical, adj.See also: Physics
The study of the forces in stationary liquids and fluids.
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Archimedes' principle, law of Archimedes - (hydrostatics) the apparent loss in weight of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid
principle of liquid displacement - (hydrostatics) the volume of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the volume of the displaced fluid