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[hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks, -di-] /ˌhaɪ droʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks, -dɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics.
Also called hydromechanics.
Origin of hydrodynamics Unabridged
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  • Thomson devoted great attention from time to time to the science of hydrodynamics.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • The proof given is that now usually repeated in text-books of hydrodynamics.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • This subject is often explained in connection with hydrodynamics.

  • But it is precisely the motion of these particles that the student of hydrodynamics desires to be able to trace.

    A Study of Splashes Arthur Mason Worthington
  • Equations with several dependent variables occur in Elasticity, Electrodynamics, and hydrodynamics.

British Dictionary definitions for hydrodynamics


/ˌhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks; -dɪ-/
(functioning as sing) Also called hydromechanics. the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties of fluids, esp liquids See also hydrokinetics, hydrostatics
another name for hydrokinetics
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hydrodynamics in Science
The scientific study of the motion of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, under the influence of internal and external forces. Hydrodynamics is a branch of fluid mechanics and has many applications in engineering. Compare aerodynamics, hydrostatics.

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