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[hahy-druh-stat-iks] /ˌhaɪ drəˈstæt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of hydrodynamics that deals with the statics of fluids, usually confined to the equilibrium and pressure of liquids.
Origin of hydrostatics
First recorded in 1650-60; See origin at hydrostatic, -ics Unabridged
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(functioning as sing) the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties and behaviour of fluids that are not in motion See also hydrodynamics
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hydrostatics in Science
The scientific study of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, in equilibrium with their surroundings and hence at rest. Hydrostatics has many applications in biology and engineering, as in the design of dams. Compare hydrodynamics.
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