fluid mechanics


noun (used with a singular verb)

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

Nearby words

  1. fluid coupling,
  2. fluid dram,
  3. fluid drive,
  4. fluid dynamics,
  5. fluid lubrication,
  6. fluid mosaic model,
  7. fluid ounce,
  8. fluid pressure,
  9. fluidextract,
  10. fluidics


Origin of fluid mechanics

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for fluid mechanics

fluid mechanics

noun

(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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Science 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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