Hydrostatics meaning

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The branch of physics that deals with fluids at rest and under pressure.
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The branch of physics having to do with the pressure and equilibrium of water and other liquids; statics of liquids.
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(physics) The scientific study of fluids at rest, especially when under pressure.
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The scientific study of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, in equilibrium with their surroundings and hence at rest. Hydrostatics has many applications in biology and engineering, as in the design of dams.
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