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

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 This led us to build a modular instrument architecture, allowing functional flexibility, for example, to vary temperature, rate of fluidic movement, mixing and capture as required to support a specific test technology. Pooja Pathak, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Mark Weislogel, a professor of mechanical and materials engineering, said that the science used in the cup’s development has other fluidic system applications. The Editors, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2015 The compressor expels the fluidic air and creates a vortex that in turn sucks in and pushes out ambient air, generating thrust. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2021 Jetoptera's aircraft utilize a unique fluidic propulsion system, in which a turbine powers a turbo compressor. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2021 But in making soft robots more sophisticated, fluidic circuits also render the machines harder to manufacture and assemble. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 23 July 2021 Much like the electronic microchips in your computer and phone, fluidic circuits are integrated microprocessors that use water and air pressure to control computing devices like robots. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 14 July 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of fluidic

1960, in the meaning defined above

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1 Aug 2022

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“Fluidic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidic. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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