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[floo-id-iks] /fluˈɪd ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
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
First recorded in 1960-65; fluid + -ics
Related forms
fluidic, adjective
nonfluidic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That it is easier for the fluidic hand to imprint itself upon the photographic plate (negative) in white than in black.

  • The question now arises: is the fluidic hand two-dimensioned?

  • The properties of the fluidic hands are not constant; they change frequently.

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

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

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • How can this double, this fluidic body have the consistency of flesh and of muscles?

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • 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?

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • Destitute themselves of the fluidic force, they seem, besides, to hinder its circulation and transmission.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • Specialists call these points "hypnogenic points," from which fluidic streams radiate.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces Camille Flammarion
  • Loss of this fluidic substance destroys the faculty to receive impressions, and deafness or blindness ensues.

    Memory William Walker Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for fluidic


(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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