Hydraulic Definition

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.
Webster's New World
Of hydraulics.
Webster's New World
Setting or hardening under water.
Hydraulic mortar.
Webster's New World

Pertaining to water.

I know not why this entrance is left so neglected, as we are not in want of able engineers in France, in the hydraulic branch, a part of the mathematics to which I have most applyed myself. — M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 47

Related to hydraulics.


Origin of Hydraulic

  • Latin hydraulicus from Greek hudraulikos from hudraulis water organ hudro-, hudr- hydro- aulos pipe, flute

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὑδραυλικός (hudraulikos, “of a water organ”), from ὕδραυλις (hudraulis, “water organ”).

    From Wiktionary

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