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 fluidics (audio) \ noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Examples of fluidic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "In the 1970s, the CIA Created a Robot Dragonfly Spy. Now We Know How It Works.," 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, "New Stealth Drone Has No Moving Surfaces at All," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fluidic

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Fluidic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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