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hydrostatic

[ hahy-druh-stat-ik ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to hydrostatics.


hydrostatic

/ ˌhaɪdrəʊˈstætɪk /

adjective

  1. of or concerned with fluids that are not in motion

    hydrostatic pressure

  2. of or concerned with hydrostatics


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhydroˈstatically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • hydro·stati·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydrostatic1

First recorded in 1665–75; hydro- 1 + static
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Example Sentences

There’s a closely-related body-fat determination method, incidentally, called hydrostatic weighing, where you literally get into a dunk tank.

That fabric’s 10,000-millimeter hydrostatic head might keep light rain out, but it simply isn’t enough to withstand a significant storm or the breaking waves you might experience on a boat.

Those which they describe are those that ended in some definite creations, such as the hydrostatic law enunciated by Archimedes.

Another invention also utilizing external power, made near the end of the eighteenth century, was the hydrostatic press.

The water is almost chemically pure, and is forced to a great height by hydrostatic pressure.

This remarkable result is attained by the use of two devices acting in combination, namely, a hydrostatic valve and a pendulum.

In many cases filtration may be accelerated by the increase of hydrostatic or pneumatic pressure.

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