hydrostatic

[ hahy-druh-stat-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈstæt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to hydrostatics.
Also hy·dro·stat·i·cal.

Origin of hydrostatic

First recorded in 1665–75; hydro-1 + static
Related formshy·dro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrostatic

hydrostatic

hydrostatical

/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈstætɪk) /

adjective

of or concerned with fluids that are not in motionhydrostatic pressure
of or concerned with hydrostatics
Derived Formshydrostatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for hydrostatic

hydrostatic


adj.

1670s, from Greek hydro- "water" (see water (n.1)) + statikos "making to stand" (see static).

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Medicine definitions for hydrostatic

hydrostatic

[ hī′drə-stătĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to fluids at rest or under pressure.
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