hydrodynamics

[ hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks, -di- ]
/ ˌhaɪ droʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks, -dɪ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics.

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Also called hydromechanics.

Origin of hydrodynamics

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrodynamics

hydrodynamics
/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks, -dɪ-) /

noun

Also called: hydromechanics (functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties of fluids, esp liquidsSee also hydrokinetics, hydrostatics
another name for hydrokinetics
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Scientific definitions for hydrodynamics

hydrodynamics
[ hī′drō-dī-nămĭks ]

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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