fluidic

adjective
flu·​id·​ic | \ flü-ˈi-dik How to pronounce fluidic (audio) \

Definition of fluidic

: of, relating to, or being a device (such as an amplifier or control) that depends for operation on the pressures and flows of a fluid in precisely shaped channels

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Other Words from fluidic

fluidic noun
fluidics \ flü-​ˈi-​diks How to pronounce fluidic (audio) \ noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Examples of fluidic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mazda’s urbane, fluidic design language, invoking the Japanese notion of kodo, is meant as counterprogramming. Dan Neil, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Reynolds showed how large groups could move toward a destination or avoid obstacles with a seamlessly fluidic agility — there's a video showing algorithmic flocking here. David Hambling, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 To pull this off, scientists used a tiny fluidic oscillator, a device with no moving parts that’s completely driven by gas produced by lithium nitrate crystals. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 18 Feb. 2020 The second process, known as fluidic thrust vectoring, uses air blowers to change the direction of the aircraft’s exhaust. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fluidic

1960, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2021

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“Fluidic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidic. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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