American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to hydrostatics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or in accordance with the principles of the equilibrium of fluids; relating to hydrostatics. Also hydrostatical.
- In phytogeography, taking place under conditions of substantially uniform wetness: said of a succession of vegetations.
- adj. physics Of or relating to hydrostatics.
- adj. Of or relating to fluids, especially to the pressure that they exert or transmit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or relating to hydrostatics; pertaining to, or in accordance with, the principles of the equilibrium of fluids.
- adj. relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit
- hydro- + static (Wiktionary)
“Phoenixville Ironworks, is thus described: 'The principle on which it acts is that of hydrostatic pressure, or, more properly, _hydrostatic resistance_.”
“A heavy bullet that is too narrow to leave a large wound channel thus lacking in hydrostatic shock, odds are it will tumble upon impact, kicks like a mule, no real advantage over a 30-06 with heavy loads and it [‘s appeals mainly to the feeble minded fad got to have it that believes anything.”
“Investigators believe that pipeline owner PG&E Corp. could have identified the defects if it had conducted a water-pressure test, known as hydrostatic testing, on the line before it was put into service.”
“The term hydrostatic shock describes the observation that a penetrating projectile can produce remote wounding and incapacitating effects in living targets, in addition to local effects ...”
“The reason Pluto is not a "big rock" and different from most other objects in the Kuiper Belt is that it has achieved a state known as hydrostatic equilibrium.”
“The matrix , referred to as the hydrostatic matrix, represents the discrete approximation to the hydrostatic integral and is left unspecified for now.”
“A highly accurate version is underwater weighing, also known as hydrostatic weighing.”
“The old scientific principle known as the hydrostatic paradox, according to which a pressure applied at any point of an inclosed mass of liquid is transmitted unaltered to every other point, has been singularly fruitful in practical applications.”
“The familiar experiment, called the hydrostatic paradox, in which a capillary column of water balances the ocean, is the symbol of the relation of one man to the whole family of men.”
“He is to be credited with the explanation of the so-called hydrostatic paradox.”
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