[ floo-id-iks ]
/ fluˈɪd ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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.

Nearby words

  1. fluid mechanics,
  2. fluid mosaic model,
  3. fluid ounce,
  4. fluid pressure,
  5. fluidextract,
  6. fluidity,
  7. fluidize,
  8. fluidized bed,
  9. fluidly,
  10. fluidrachm

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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British Dictionary definitions for fluidic


/ (fluːˈɪdɪks) /


(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
Derived Formsfluidic, adjective

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