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[hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks, -di-] /ˌhaɪ droʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks, -dɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics.
Also called hydromechanics.
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  • The topics ranged from compound interest to number theory, hydrodynamics and astronomy.
  • But current models that invoke hydrodynamics and surface adhesion effects do not adequately address this situation.
  • In fact, it flows so freely that it approximates a perfect liquid, the kind governed by the standard laws of hydrodynamics.
  • Other projects reduced the area of the lake but have not altered the hydrodynamics as severely as these constrictions.
  • Predictive models of nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and beach evolution perform poorly.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrodynamics


/ˌhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks; -dɪ-/
(functioning as sing) Also called hydromechanics. the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties of fluids, esp liquids See also hydrokinetics, hydrostatics
another name for hydrokinetics
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hydrodynamics in Science
The scientific study of the motion of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, under the influence of internal and external forces. Hydrodynamics is a branch of fluid mechanics and has many applications in engineering. Compare aerodynamics, hydrostatics.

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