from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The physical science and technology of the static and dynamic behavior of fluids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The engineering science that deals with practical applications where liquid is in motion and transmits energy.
- n. The hydraulic system of a vehicle or other machine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of engineering science which treats of the motion of liquids, the laws by which it is regulated, and the application of these principles to machinery, marine engineering, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. study of the mechanics of fluids
From hydraulic + -ics. (Wiktionary)