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hydrodynamics

[hahy-droh-dahy-nam-iks, -di-] /ˌhaɪ droʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks, -dɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics.
Also called hydromechanics.
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrodynamics

hydrodynamics

/ˌhaɪdrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks; -dɪ-/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) Also called hydromechanics. the branch of science concerned with the mechanical properties of fluids, esp liquids See also hydrokinetics, hydrostatics
2.
another name for hydrokinetics
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hydrodynamics
  (hī'drō-dī-nām'ĭks)   
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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