|hydrostatic pressure |
The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.
The hydrostatic pressure required to produce equilibrium may then be measured in either of two ways.
The water is almost chemically pure, and is forced to a great height by hydrostatic pressure.
Sometimes the phrases “isotropic tension” and “hydrostatic pressure” are used instead of “uniform” tension or pressure.
Water may descend to depths from which it can never be brought back by hydrostatic pressure.
There has also been a certain amount of upthrow owing to the hydrostatic pressure.
I'm sure more men and women break up from a hydrostatic pressure of emotion than from anything else.
What admiration this would have excited—adaptation to the laws of hydrostatic pressure, etc. etc.