- the science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics.
Origin of hydraulics
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Examples from the Web for hydraulics
Kurosawa made two movies that showed you how to move—the excitement, joy, hydraulics, and all.What Asian Film Remakes Like ‘Oldboy’ Get Wrong
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He is interested in the hydraulics of supply and demand, and that demand originated primarily overseas.Subprime Loans Were a Chinese Export
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He was distinguished for his knowledge of geometry and hydraulics.
He is said to have been unrivaled in the science of hydraulics.
It is a question of hydraulics, you see, and came within my own province.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Then into hydraulics and ditching, and then by easy degrees into saloon keeping.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
Can it be that he was explaining the principles of hydraulics?An American Girl Abroad
- (functioning as singular) another name for fluid mechanics
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Word Origin and History for hydraulics
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The scientific study of water and other liquids, in particular their behavior under the influence of mechanical forces and their related uses in engineering.
- A mechanical device or system using hydraulic components.
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