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fluidics

Line breaks: flu¦id|ics
Pronunciation: /fluːˈɪdɪks
 
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Definition of fluidics in English:

plural noun

[often treated as singular]
The study and technique of using small interacting flows and fluid jets for functions usually performed by electronic devices.
Example sentences
  • These included electronics, hydraulics, fluidics, and mechanics.
  • The third chapter explains the basics of instrumentation, including lasers, fluidics, signal detection, and electronics.
  • Miniature analytical instruments in fluidics are of interest, as are fluidic systems in hydraulic and pneumatic systems, as well as propellant and combustion control.

Derivatives

fluidic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The problem is that the necessary behaviour for a fluidic rectifier only applies to flows that have a large Reynolds number - the ratio of inertial and viscous forces in the fluid.
  • The technique might be used in future devices that automate biochemical reactions with the fluidic equivalent of computer chips.
  • For that same reason, arrays of bent nanotubes should be able to detect fluidic flow, he says.

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