Definition of hydrostatics in English:


plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The branch of mechanics concerned with the hydrostatic properties of liquids.

    • ‘Gregory also lectured at Edinburgh on mechanics and hydrostatics.’
    • ‘The first volume covered dynamics, mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, aerostatics, and pneumatics.’
    • ‘The syllabus included mechanics, hydrostatics, optics, and astronomy.’
    • ‘He developed the science of hydrostatics and invented the Archimedes screw, a device used to lift water.’
    • ‘He adopted a new basis for hydrostatics, using two principles from his mechanics, and explained for the first time how a heavy beam can be floated in very little water.’