hydraulics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction hy·drau·lics \ hī-ˈdrȯ-liks \

Definition of hydraulics

: a branch of science that deals with practical applications (such as the transmission of energy or the effects of flow) of liquid (such as water) in motion

First Known Use of hydraulics

1671


HYDRAULICS Defined for English Language Learners

hydraulics

noun

Definition of hydraulics for English Language Learners

  • : the science that deals with ways to use liquid (such as water) when it is moving


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hydraulics

noun plural but singular in construction hy·drau·lics \ hī-ˈdrȯ-liks \

medical Definition of hydraulics

: a branch of science that deals with practical applications (as the transmission of energy or the effects of flow) of liquid (as water) in motion

hydraulic

play \-lik\ adjective

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