hydrostatics


hy·dro·stat·ics

noun plural but singular in construction \-tiks\

Definition of HYDROSTATICS

:  a branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest and especially with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid on an immersed body — compare hydrodynamics

First Known Use of HYDROSTATICS

1660

hy·dro·stat·ics

noun plural but singular in construction \-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROSTATICS

: a branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest and especially with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid on an immersed body—compare hydrodynamics

hydrostatics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest, particularly with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid (gas or liquid) on an immersed body. In applications, the principles of hydrostatics are used for problems relating to pressure in deep water (pressure increases with depth) and high in the atmosphere (pressure lessens with altitude).

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