Pascal's law


nounPhysics.
  1. the law that an external pressure applied to a fluid in a closed vessel is uniformly transmitted throughout the fluid.

Origin of Pascal's law

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Named after Pascal

Words Nearby Pascal's law

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Scientific definitions for Pascal's law

Pascal's law

[ pă-skălz, pä-skälz ]


  1. The principle that external static pressure exerted on a fluid is distributed evenly throughout the fluid. Differences in static pressure within a fluid thus arise only from sources within the fluid (such as the fluid's own weight, as in the case of atmospheric pressure).

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