hydrostatics

noun

hy·​dro·​stat·​ics ˌhī-drə-ˈsta-tiks How to pronounce hydrostatics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: 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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Recent Examples on the Web His work led to the advancement of the field of hydrostatics and calculus. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrostatics was in 1660

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“Hydrostatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrostatics. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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hydrostatics

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