fluid mechanics

noun
an applied science dealing with the basic principles of gaseous and liquid matter.
Compare fluid dynamics.


Origin:
1940–45

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fluid mechanics
 
n
(functioning as singular) hydrodynamics hydrostatics See also hydrokinetics Also called: hydraulics the study of the mechanical and flow properties of fluids, esp as they apply to practical engineering

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fluid mechanics  
The scientific study of the mechanical properties of fluids, especially their behavior when subject to internal and external forces. Compare aerodynamics, hydrodynamics.

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