noun (used with a singular verb)
an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter.
Words nearby fluid mechanics
Compare fluid dynamics.
Origin of fluid mechanics
First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for fluid mechanics
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Scientific definitions for 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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