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hydrodynamics

[hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks, -di-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics.
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Origin of hydrodynamics

Also called hydromechanics.
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Examples from the Web for hydrodynamics

Historical Examples of hydrodynamics

  • The proof given is that now usually repeated in text-books of hydrodynamics.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • Thomson devoted great attention from time to time to the science of hydrodynamics.

    Lord Kelvin

    Andrew Gray

  • This subject is often explained in connection with hydrodynamics.

  • But it is precisely the motion of these particles that the student of hydrodynamics desires to be able to trace.

    A Study of Splashes

    Arthur Mason Worthington

  • Equations with several dependent variables occur in Elasticity, Electrodynamics, and Hydrodynamics.


British Dictionary definitions for hydrodynamics

hydrodynamics

noun
  1. Also called: hydromechanics (functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties of fluids, esp liquidsSee also hydrokinetics, hydrostatics
  2. another name for hydrokinetics
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hydrodynamics in Science

hydrodynamics

[hī′drō-dī-nămĭks]
  1. The scientific study of the motion of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, under the influence of internal and external forces. Hydrodynamics is a branch of fluid mechanics and has many applications in engineering. Compare aerodynamics hydrostatics.
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