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fluidics

[floo-id-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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.
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Origin of fluidics

First recorded in 1960–65; fluid + -ics
Also called fluerics.
Related formsflu·id·ic, adjectivenon·flu·id·ic, adjective
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Related Words

sinuous, 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

Historical Examples

  • The question now arises: is the fluidic hand two-dimensioned?

    The Problems of Psychical Research

    Hereward Carrington

  • How can this double, this fluidic body have the consistency of flesh and of muscles?

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

  • My impression was that there was really there a fluidic being.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

  • According to this conception, the moving of objects without contact would be produced by the fluidic limbs of the medium.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

  • Destitute themselves of the fluidic force, they seem, besides, to hinder its circulation and transmission.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion


British Dictionary definitions for fluidic

fluidics

noun
  1. (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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Derived Formsfluidic, adjective
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