Definition of hydrostatic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈstadik/


Relating to or denoting the equilibrium of liquids and the pressure exerted by liquid at rest.
Example sentences
  • This is best achieved by a constant hydrostatic pressure exerted by the fluid itself.
  • Plants used for measuring osmotic water flow were also employed to measure hydraulic conductivity of root systems in the presence of hydrostatic pressure gradients.
  • In operation, hydrostatic head pressure forces stormwater flow into the housing where primary separation of insoluble contaminants occurs.



Example sentences
  • The above configuration leads to a hydrostatical compensation of the pressing force exerted by the medium.
  • Achievements include his calculations on the area of the surface of a sphere, geometrical analysis of statical and hydrostatical problems and the use of statics in geometry.
  • He made improvements in the gearing of mills and in the scoop wheel that lifted the water; these improvements were supported by reference to his hydrostatical theories.


Pronunciation: /ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Also powered hydrostatically tillers can draw up to 50 or 60 horsepower.
  • The nucleus eventually no longer acts hydrostatically, thus the annulus and endplate are exposed to high point stresses which might lead to the cracks and fissures seen in degenerate discs.
  • All testing must be done hydrostatically for a minimum of 30 seconds at 750 psi and be labeled to indicate date of test and tester identification.


Late 17th century: probably from Greek hudrostatēs 'hydrostatic balance', from hudro- 'water' + statikos (see static).

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Syllabification: hy·dro·stat·ic

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