[hahy-draw-liks, -drol-iks] /haɪˈdrɔ lɪks, -ˈdrɒl ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics.
(functioning as sing) another name for fluid mechanics

1670s, from hydraulic; also see -ics.


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