hydrostatics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
hy·​dro·​stat·​ics | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce hydrostatics (audio) \

Definition of hydrostatics

: a branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest and especially with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid on an immersed body — compare hydrodynamics

First Known Use of hydrostatics

1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrostatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrostatics. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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hydrostatics

noun plural but singular in construction
hy·​dro·​stat·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce hydrostatics (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrostatics

: a branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest and especially with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid on an immersed body — compare hydrodynamics

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