What does hydraulics mean?

hydraulics meaning in General Dictionary

That part of technology or of manufacturing which treats of liquids in movement specifically of liquid its activity in rivers and canals the works and equipment for carrying out or raising it its use as a prime mover and the like

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  • research of the mechanics of liquids
  • That part of research, or of engineering, which treats of liquids in movement, specifically of liquid, its action in streams and canals, the works and equipment for conducting or raising it, its use as a prime mover, and stuff like that.

hydraulics meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1670s, from hydraulic; in addition see -ics.


hydraulics meaning in Business Dictionary

learn of liquids at peace plus movement, specifically under great pressure, and application of that understanding in design and control over machines. In contrast, pneumatics can be involved with gases and their behavior under pressure. See also hydraulic.


hydraulics meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) That part of technology, or of manufacturing, which treats of fluids in motion, specifically of water, its activity in streams and canals, the works and machinery for carrying out or raising it, its use as a prime mover, and the like.


Sentence Examples with the word hydraulics

In 1768 Monge became professor of mathematics, and in 1771 professor of physics, at Mezieres; in 1778 he married Mme Horbon, a young widow whom he had previously defended in a very spirited manner from an unfounded charge; in 1780 he was appointed to a chair of hydraulics at the Lyceum in Paris (held by him together with his appointments at Mezieres), and was received as a member of the Academie; his intimate friendship with C. L.

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