hydrostatics definition

  • noun:
    • The branch of physics that relates to liquids at rest and under great pressure.
    • The scientific study of fluids at peace, particularly when under great pressure.
    • The part of technology which relates to the stress and equilibrium of nonelastic liquids, as water, mercury, etc.; the axioms of statics put on water also fluids.
    • The mathematical concept of the pressure and equilibrium of incompressible fluids.
    • research associated with mechanical properties of liquids which are not in movement

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