Definition of hydraulics in English:

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hydraulics

Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈdrɔːlɪks/
/hʌɪˈdrɒlɪks/

plural noun

1 [usually treated as singular] The branch of science and technology concerned with the conveyance of liquids through pipes and channels, especially as a source of mechanical force or control.
Example sentences
  • The first volume covered dynamics, mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, aerostatics, and pneumatics.
  • Cooper says customers are now looking for more support and not just commissioning products and then outsourcing support for hydraulics, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.
  • In his lifetime he contributed much in the fields of mechanics, hydraulics, architecture, engineering, and natural history.
2Hydraulic systems or forces: the lift is driven by hydraulics
More example sentences
  • More complex systems utilize hydraulics and computers.
  • They are particularly impressed by the hydraulics on the machine.
  • The dump body is made of industrial-weight polyethylene, and the drive system uses a winch rather than costly hydraulics.

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