- the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, especially controls, to perform functions usually performed by an electric current in electronic devices.
Origin of fluidics
Also called fluerics.
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Related Wordssinuous, running, rolling, falling, streaming, tidal, succulent, solvent, damp, smooth, wet, full, liquid, fluid, teeming, rushing, rich, sweeping, brimming, overrun
Examples from the Web for fluidic
The question now arises: is the fluidic hand two-dimensioned?The Problems of Psychical Research
How can this double, this fluidic body have the consistency of flesh and of muscles?
My impression was that there was really there a fluidic being.
According to this conception, the moving of objects without contact would be produced by the fluidic limbs of the medium.
Destitute themselves of the fluidic force, they seem, besides, to hinder its circulation and transmission.
- (functioning as singular) the study and use of systems in which the flow of fluids in tubes simulates the flow of electricity in conductors. Such systems are used in place of electronics in certain applications, such as the control of apparatus
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