hydraulics

  

Definition

Study of liquids at rest and in motion, specially under pressure, and application of that knowledge in design and control of machines. In comparison, pneumatics is concerned with gases and their behavior under pressure. See also hydraulic.

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  • The hydraulics were used extensively in the project as the water was required to be used in our new plan.

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  • We were checking out the hydraulics and were wondering if we really wanted to continue doing this with our lives.

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  • When using machines with hydraulics you must make sure that you are fully capable to handle all that they can do.

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