Meaning of HYDRAULIC in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ hī-ˈdrȯ-lik ]


Etymology: Latin hydraulicus, from Greek hydraulikos, from hydraulis hydraulic organ, from hydr- + aulos reed instrument — more at alveolus

Date: 1661

1. : operated, moved, or effected by means of water


a. : of or relating to hydraulics

hydraulic engineer

b. : of or relating to water or other liquid in motion

hydraulic erosion

3. : operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a quantity of liquid (as water or oil) is forced through a comparatively small orifice or through a tube

hydraulic brakes

4. : hardening or setting under water

hydraulic cement

• hy·drau·li·cal·ly -li-k(ə-)lē adverb

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