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Pascal's law

noun, Physics.
1.
the law that an external pressure applied to a fluid in a closed vessel is uniformly transmitted throughout the fluid.
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named after Pascal
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Pascal's law Pas·cal's law (pā-skālz', pä-skälz')
n.
The principle that fluids at rest transmit pressure equally in every direction.

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Pascal's law
  (pā-skālz', pä-skälz')   
The principle that external static pressure exerted on a fluid is distributed evenly throughout the fluid. Differences in static pressure within a fluid thus arise only from sources within the fluid (such as the fluid's own weight, as in the case of atmospheric pressure).
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