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[floo-id-iks] /fluˈɪd ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, especially controls, to perform functions usually performed by an electric current in electronic devices.
Also called fluerics.
Origin of fluidics
1960-65; fluid + -ics
Related forms
fluidic, adjective
nonfluidic, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fluidics


(functioning as sing) the study and use of systems in which the flow of fluids in tubes simulates the flow of electricity in conductors. Such systems are used in place of electronics in certain applications, such as the control of apparatus
Derived Forms
fluidic, adjective
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