Definition of Hydraulics

1. Noun. Study of the mechanics of fluids.

Exact synonyms: Fluid Mechanics
Generic synonyms: Mechanics
Specialized synonyms: Hydrostatics, Hydrodynamics, Hydrokinetics
Derivative terms: Hydraulic



Definition of Hydraulics

1. n. That branch of science, or of engineering, which treats of fluids in motion, especially of water, its action in rivers and canals, the works and machinery for conducting or raising it, its use as a prime mover, and the like.

Definition of Hydraulics

1. Noun. The engineering science that deals with practical applications where liquid is in motion and transmits energy. ¹

2. Noun. The hydraulic system of a vehicle or other machine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydraulics

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Medical Definition of Hydraulics

1. That branch of science, or of engineering, which treats of fluids in motion, especially of water, its action in rivers and canals, the works and machinery for conducting or raising it, its use as a prime mover, and the like. As a science, hydraulics includes hydrodynamics, or the principles of mechanics applicable to the motion of water; as a branch of engineering, it consists in the practical application of the mechanics of fluids to the control and management of water with reference to the wants of man, including canals, waterworks, hydraulic machines, pumps, water wheels, etc. Some writers treat hydraulics and hydrostatics as subdivisions of hydrodynamics. Origin: Cf. F. Hydraulique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydraulics

hydraulic pump
hydraulic radius
hydraulic ram
hydraulic retention time
hydraulic retention times
hydraulic system
hydraulic transmission
hydraulic transmission system
hydraulical
hydraulically
hydraulick
hydraulicks
hydraulicly
hydraulicon
hydraulicons
hydraulics (current term)
hydraulophone
hydraulophones
hydrazide
hydrazide hydrazone
hydrazide imide
hydrazides
hydrazidine
hydrazidines
hydrazination
hydrazine
hydrazine yellow
hydrazines
hydrazinium
hydraziniums

Literary usage of Hydraulics

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1. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"hydraulics treats of water in motion, and the means of raising, conducting, ... In treating of the elementary principles of hydraulics, it is necessary to ..."

2. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"hydraulics of our great rivers (4 p.), 5 : 327. H. (8 p.), 8 : 513. ... Eiver hydraulics (Corr.). CELB Davis, 6 : 236. Sea-soundings without a line (Misc. ..."

3. Engineering Education: Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Society by Meeting (1920)
"These notes are intended to record briefly some of the views of the chairman of the Committee on Mechanics and hydraulics. The courses of instruction may be ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1834)
"Report on the Progress and Present Stale of our Knowledge of hydraulics as a ... Technically speaking, the term hydraulics signifies that branch of the ..."

5. A Short System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences by Daniel Jaudon (1835)
"Q. What do hydraulics teach ? A. hydraulics teach us how to estimate the ... All water works, mills, pumps, &c. come under the notice of hydraulics. ..."

6. A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts by Thomas Young (1845)
"ON THE THEORY OF hydraulics. ... Notwithstanding the difficulties attending the mathematical theory of hydraulics, so much has already been done, ..."

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