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- n. The study of the deformation and flow of matter.
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- n. The branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter.
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- n. the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter
1920, coined by Eugene C. Bingham, a professor at Lafayette College, following a suggestion by a colleague, Markus Reiner; inspired by aphorism Τα Πάντα ῥεῖ ta panta rhei “everything flows” by Simplicius of Cilicia. Formed from Ancient Greek ῥέω (rheō, "flow") + -logy (“study of”) (suffix ultimately from Ancient Greek). (Wiktionary)