fluid mechanics

noun (used with a singular verb)

an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter.

Origin of fluid mechanics

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for fluid mechanics

fluid mechanics


(functioning as singular) the study of the mechanical and flow properties of fluids, esp as they apply to practical engineeringAlso called: hydraulics See also hydrodynamics, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics
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Scientific definitions for fluid mechanics

fluid mechanics

The scientific study of the mechanical properties of fluids, especially their behavior when subject to internal and external forces. Compare aerodynamics hydrodynamics.
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