Hydraulic definitions

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Of, involving, moved by, or operated by a fluid, especially water, under pressure.
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Of hydraulics.
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Able to set and harden under water, as Portland cement.
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Of or relating to hydraulics.
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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.

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Setting or hardening under water.

Hydraulic mortar.

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Operated by the pressure of water or other liquids. Hydraulic systems, such as hydraulic brakes, allow mechanical force to be transferred along curved paths (through pipes or tubes) that would be difficult for solid mechanisms, such as levers or cables, to negotiate efficiently.
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Relating to hydraulics.
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Capable of hardening under water, as cement.
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The definition of hydraulic is operated by the moving force of a liquid.

An example of a hydraulic machine is one that is powered by water.

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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

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Related to hydraulics.
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Origin of hydraulic

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