hydrodynamics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​dro·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ ˌhī-drō-dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce hydrodynamics (audio) \

Definition of hydrodynamics

: a branch of physics that deals with the motion of fluids and the forces acting on solid bodies immersed in fluids and in motion relative to them — compare hydrostatics

Other Words from hydrodynamics

hydrodynamicist \ ˌhī-​drō-​dī-​ˈna-​mə-​sist How to pronounce hydrodynamics (audio) \ noun

Examples of hydrodynamics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers used San Francisco Bay, where hydrodynamics differ from an open coastline, as their primary example. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2021 Due to the complex hydrodynamics and depending on the time of day, the water level varies – every inch determining whether a port remains operational. Marianna Kantor, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 And Nick the seal is still an active contributor to fields like acoustics, hydrodynamics and optics, although Malte died a few years ago. New York Times, 29 July 2021 Hideki Takagi, a professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan focused on the hydrodynamics and biomechanics of swimming, underlined the importance of this trait. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 The Fish and Wildlife Service classifies wetlands by landscape position, vegetation and hydrology, while the Corps classifies wetlands by their setting, dominant water source, and hydrodynamics. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of hydrodynamics

1779, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrodynamics. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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hydrodynamics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​dro·​dy·​nam·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce hydrodynamics (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrodynamics

: a branch of physics that deals with the motion of fluids and the forces acting on solid bodies immersed in fluids and in motion relative to them — compare hydrostatics

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