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haɪˈdrɔ lɪk, -ˈdrɒl ɪkhy·draulic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hydraulicadjective

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

    "hydraulic erosion"; "hydraulic brakes"

  2. hydraulicadjective

    of or relating to the study of hydraulics

    "hydraulic engineer"


  1. hydraulicadjective

    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. hydraulicadjective

    Related to hydraulics

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hydraulicadjective

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

    Etymology: [F. hydraulique, L. hydraulicus, fr. Gr. , , a water organ; "y`dwr water + flute, pipe. See Hydra.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hydraulic

    -al, hī-drawl′ik, -al, adj. relating to hydraulics: conveying water: worked by water.—adv. Hydraul′ically.—n.pl. Hydraul′ics, used as sing., the science of hydrodynamics in its practical application to water-pipes, &c.—Hydraulic belt, an arrangement for lifting water, consisting of an endless belt fitted with buckets which discharge as they turn over an upper wheel; Hydraulic cement, lime, a cement that sets or hardens under water; Hydraulic jack, a jack or lifting apparatus, by means of oil, &c., pressed by a force-pump against a piston or plunger; Hydraulic mining, a method of mining by which the auriferous detritus is washed down by a powerful jet of water into a sluice where the gold is easily separated; Hydraulic press, a press operated by the differential pressure of water on pistons of different dimensions; Hydraulic ram, an automatic pump worked by the pressure of a column of water in a pipe, and the force acquired by intermittent motion of the column. [From Gr. hydōr, water, aulos, a pipe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hydraulic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hydraulic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hydraulic in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Pyle:

    The Obama administration's hydraulic fracturing rule is a solution in search of a problem.

  2. Ben Ainslie:

    We've really gone for it in a major way but I'm absolutely certain that's the right approach, these boats now foil out of the water. There's very little in the water. It's about aerodynamics, it's about control systems, hydraulic systems and the automotive industry obviously lead the way.

  3. Bernard Orr:

    The court recognized that both substantive infirmities with the rule itself and procedural inadequacies in (Bureau of Land Management's) rulemaking process compromise the validity of BLM's hydraulic fracturing rule.

  4. R. Buckminster Fuller:

    A self-balancing, 28-jointed adaptor-based biped; an electro-chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62,000 miles of capillaries....

  5. Federico Martinez:

    Cuba needs lots of infrastructure: highway infrastructure, communications infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure and there will be many opportunities for companies.

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    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
    • A. pluck
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. dint
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