An example of a hydraulic machine is one that is powered by water.
- of hydraulics
- operated by the movement and force of liquid; specif., operated by the pressure created when a liquid is forced through an aperture, tube, etc.: hydraulic brakes
- setting or hardening under water: hydraulic mortar
Origin of hydraulicFrench hydraulique from Classical Latin hydraulicus from Classical Greek hydraulikos, of a water organ (musical instrument played by means of water) from hydraulis, water organ from hyd?r, water + aulos, tube, pipe from Indo-European base an unverified form aulos from source (with metathesis) Classical Latin alvus, the belly
- Of, involving, moved by, or operated by a fluid, especially water, under pressure.
- Able to set and harden under water, as Portland cement.
- Of or relating to hydraulics.
Origin of hydraulicLatin hydraulicus from Greek hudraulikos from hudraulis water organ hudro-, hudr- hydro- aulos pipe, flute
From Ancient Greek ὑδραυλικός (hudraulikos, “of a water organ”), from ὕδραυλις (hudraulis, “water organ”).