flu·​id·​ic flü-ˈi-dik How to pronounce fluidic (audio)
: 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
fluidic noun
fluidics noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Examples of fluidic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The interface was based on a system of fluidic actuators first conceptualized a decade ago at Disney Research. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Apr. 2023 The fluidic and elastomeric architectures required for function span several orders of magnitude from the microscale to the macroscale. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Aug. 2016 The scientists see their research project as an inspiration for other roboticists who struggle to design untethered soft robots that are able to move freely in a fluidic environment. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Feb. 2020 Gas generated from the fuel decomposition inflates fluidic networks downstream of the reaction sites, resulting in actuation. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Aug. 2016 The principle behind this new fluidic behavior is relatively well known in network science: Braess’ paradox. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 5 June 2020 What Radick described about her son is yet another example of the fluidic and dynamic nature of accessibility. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 Such a cyborg eye implant could change its shape and adjust the wearer's vision by using technologies such as liquid crystals , micro mirrors, and tiny micro-fluidic pumps. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 28 Apr. 2016 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluidic was in 1960

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“Fluidic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidic. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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