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hydrodynamics Line breaks: hydro|dynam¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)dʌɪˈnamɪks/

Definition of hydrodynamics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of science concerned with forces acting on or exerted by fluids (especially liquids).
Example sentences
  • Sailing is one of those sports which involves hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics, material science, human physiology, tactics, psychology.
  • Jeffrey's work was on the applications of mathematics, in particular he worked on hydrodynamics, viscous liquids and elasticity.
  • Current research focuses on the forces that act on a body moving through the water, the science of hydrodynamics.


Late 18th century: from modern Latin hydrodynamica, from Greek hudro- 'water' + dunamikos (see dynamic).



Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)dʌɪˈnamɪk/
Example sentences
  • Damping and correcting forces may be hydrostatic or hydrodynamic.
  • Meanwhile, hydrodynamic lubrication in plain bearings and piston rings can be analysed in seconds.
  • Earlier books described it as a hydrodynamic system or a steam engine.


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  • In 1847-49 he collaborated with Stokes on hydrodynamical studies, which Thomson applied to electrical and atomic theory.
  • The detailed problem of how galaxies form is also unsolved because of the complex hydrodynamical and radiative processes involved with the motion of gas and the formation of stars.
  • Her work focuses on the hydrodynamical and orbital motions of a group of astronomical objects.


Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)dʌɪˈnamɪksɪst/
Example sentences
  • His own advisor does not seem to have been of direct help, nor was there an expert hydrodynamicist at Yale.
  • The Hydrogen and metallic emission lines provide invaluable information to allow hydrodynamicists to model this flow.
  • As a hydrodynamicist he was among the first to develop a numerical code for ocean wave diffraction around large objects in the sea.

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