[hahy-droh-i-lek-trik] /ˌhaɪ droʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk/
pertaining to the generation and distribution of electricity derived from the energy of falling water or any other hydraulic source.
generated by the pressure of falling water: hydroelectric power
of or concerned with the generation of electricity by water pressure: a hydroelectric scheme
See hydroelectric power
1827, formed in English from hydro- + electric. Related: Hydroelectricity.
Using the power of water currents to generate electric power. Generally, hydroelectric power is created by directing water flow through a turbine, where the water causes fans to turn, creating the torque needed to drive an electric generator.
[hahy-druh-floo r-ik, -flawr-, -flor-] /ˌhaɪ drəˈflʊər ɪk, -ˈflɔr-, -ˈflɒr-/ adjective 1. of or derived from hydrofluoric acid.
hydroencephalocele hy·dro·en·ceph·a·lo·cele (hī’drō-ěn-sěf’ə-lō-sēl’) n. Variant of hydrencephalocele.
noun 1. a colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid, HF, an aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride, used chiefly for etching glass. /ˌhaɪdrəʊfluːˈɒrɪk/ noun 1. the colourless aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride: a strong acid that attacks glass hydrofluoric acid (hī’drō-flr’ĭk, -flôr’-) A colorless, fuming, aqueous solution of hydrogen fluoride. It is corrosive and is used to etch […]
hardware (HFC) A suggested replacement for the chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) coolant gas used in chillers and air conditioners. (1996-11-05)