Definitions for hydraulichaɪˈdrɔ lɪk, -ˈdrɒl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•drau•lichaɪˈdrɔ lɪk, -ˈdrɒl ɪk(adj.)

  1. operated by, moved by, or pertaining to water or other liquids in motion.

    Category: Hydraulogy

  2. operated by the pressure created by forcing water, oil, or another liquid through a comparatively narrow pipe or orifice.

    Category: Hydraulogy

  3. of or pertaining to hydraulics.

    Category: Hydraulogy

  4. hardening under water, as a cement.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of hydraulic:

1620–30; < L hydraulicus < Gk hydraulikós of a water organ =hýdraul(os) water organ (hydr-hydr-1+aulós pipe) +-ikos-ic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hydraulic(adj)

    moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)

    "hydraulic erosion"; "hydraulic brakes"

  2. hydraulic(adj)

    of or relating to the study of hydraulics

    "hydraulic engineer"


  1. hydraulic(Adjective)

    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. uE0009701uE001 M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 47

  2. hydraulic(Adjective)

    Related to hydraulics

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hydraulic(adj)

    of or pertaining to hydraulics, or to fluids in motion; conveying, or acting by, water; as, an hydraulic clock, crane, or dock

Translations for hydraulic

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worked by the pressure of water or some other liquid

hydraulic brakes.

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