a machine permitting a small force applied to a small piston to produce, through fluid pressure, a large force on a large piston.
a press that utilizes liquid pressure to enable a small force applied to a small piston to produce a large force on a larger piston. The small piston moves through a proportionately greater distance than the larger
noun, Building Trades. 1. a hollow pile through which a jet of water is forced to wash away the ground beneath.
noun 1. the ratio of the cross-sectional area to the perimeter of a pipe, outlet, or the like, through which a fluid is flowing.
noun 1. a device by which the energy of descending water is utilized to raise a part of the water to a height greater than that of the source. noun 1. any large device involving the displacement of a piston or plunger driven by fluid pressure 2. a form of water pump utilizing the kinetic […]
[hahy-draw-liks, -drol-iks] /haɪˈdrɔ lɪks, -ˈdrɒl ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics. /haɪˈdrɒlɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) another name for fluid mechanics n. 1670s, from hydraulic; also see -ics. hydraulics […]