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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The principle stating that external static pressure exerted on a confined fluid is distributed evenly throughout the fluid.

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  • noun physics The law that states that a confined fluid transmits externally applied pressure uniformly in all directions; the basis of hydraulics.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Blaise Pascal.]

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From Blaise Pascal, French scientist and philosopher

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