hydraulics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​drau·​lics | \ hī-ˈdrȯ-liks How to pronounce hydraulics (audio) \

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

Examples of hydraulics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hydraulics system was in serious need of maintenance. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Without time to put on clothes, the lovers ran to the bathroom, and plugged in a cord: causing hydraulics to lift up an unassuming bathtub. Washington Post, 10 July 2021 Unfortunately, the controller is an amalgam of hydraulics and electronics that has no user-serviceable parts inside. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2021 The roll-up-the-sleeves work ethic pairs well with the owners’ abilities to fix and build; Eric Kinsey is a hydraulics engineer. Marc Bona, cleveland, 21 June 2021 Redundant systems were worked into the designs of the flight controls, hydraulics, and electrical system to increase the craft’s ability to remain airborne after taking fire. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2021 The steering and brake hydraulics remain unassisted. Dan Neil, WSJ, 5 June 2021 Firing of the Howitzer is softened by the configuration of the gun barrel and SRT hydraulics, Regis Luther, AM General’s chief technology officer, explains. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 23 May 2021 Gary Kassen, the engineering director for hydraulics at CNH Industrial, had contacts at the U. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of hydraulics

1671, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydraulics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydraulics. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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hydraulics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hydraulics

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

hydraulics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​drau·​lics | \ hī-ˈdrȯ-liks How to pronounce hydraulics (audio) \

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

Other Words from hydraulics

hydraulic \ -​lik How to pronounce hydraulics (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on hydraulics

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