hydrostatic paradox definition

  • noun:
    • The idea in hydrostatics that any quantity of liquid, but tiny, is made to counterbalance any body weight, but great; and/or legislation of equality of force of fluids everywhere.
    • See under Hydrostatic.
  • adjective:
    • the idea in hydrostatics that any quantity of liquid, however tiny, might be built to counterbalance any body weight, nonetheless great; or the legislation for the equality of pressure of liquids everywhere.
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