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fluidics

[floo-id-iks] /fluˈɪd ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, especially controls, to perform functions usually performed by an electric current in electronic devices.
Also called fluerics.
Origin of fluidics
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; fluid + -ics
Related forms
fluidic, adjective
nonfluidic, adjective
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  • The question now arises: is the fluidic hand two-dimensioned?

  • How can this double, this fluidic body have the consistency of flesh and of muscles?

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  • My impression was that there was really there a fluidic being.

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  • According to this conception, the moving of objects without contact would be produced by the fluidic limbs of the medium.

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  • Destitute themselves of the fluidic force, they seem, besides, to hinder its circulation and transmission.

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  • Thury next touches upon M. de Gasparin's theory of fluidic action.

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  • A fluidic body is formed at the expense of the medium, emerges from his organism, moves, acts.

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  • What is the intelligent force that directs this fluidic body and makes it act in such or such a way?

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  • And, in truth, why should not his mind as well as his fluidic force be haled out of his body and be exhausted in external work?

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  • Specialists call these points "hypnogenic points," from which fluidic streams radiate.

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British Dictionary definitions for fluidic

fluidics

/fluːˈɪdɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study and use of systems in which the flow of fluids in tubes simulates the flow of electricity in conductors. Such systems are used in place of electronics in certain applications, such as the control of apparatus
Derived Forms
fluidic, adjective
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