hydrostatics


hydrostatics
hy·dro·stat·ics -iks n pl but sing in constr a branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of fluids at rest and esp. with the pressure in a fluid or exerted by a fluid on an immersed body compare HYDRODYNAMICS

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hy·dro·stat·ics (hi″dro-statґiks) the science of liquids in a state of rest or equilibrium and of the pressures they exert.

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