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fluid pressure

noun

, Physics, Mechanics.
  1. the pressure exerted by a fluid, directly proportional to the specific gravity at any point and to the height of the fluid above the point.


fluid pressure

noun

  1. the pressure exerted by a fluid at any point inside it. The difference of pressure between two levels is determined by the product of the difference of height, the density, and the acceleration of free fall


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fluid pressure1

First recorded in 1835–45
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Example Sentences

A special use of these integrators is for finding the total work done by a fluid pressure reciprocating engine.

This mechanical axiom of the normality of fluid pressure is the foundation of the mathematical theory of hydrostatics.

When the pulley was rotated, the liquid was forced against the rim of the pulley and considerable fluid pressure resulted.

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