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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrostatic  \Hy`dro*stat"ic\,  Hydrostatical  \Hy`dro*stat"ic*al\, 
  a.  [Hydro-,  1  +  Gr  ?  causing  to  stand:  cf  F.  hydrostatique 
  See  {Static}.] 
  Of  or  relating  to  hydrostatics;  pertaining  to  or  in 
  accordance  with  the  principles  of  the  equilibrium  of  fluids. 
 
  The  first  discovery  made  in  hydrostatics  since  the  time 
  of  Archimedes  is  due  to  Stevinus  --Hallam. 
 
  {Hydrostatic  balance},  a  balance  for  weighing  substances  in 
  water,  for  the  purpose  of  ascertaining  their  specific 
  gravities. 
 
  {Hydrostatic  bed},  a  water  bed. 
 
  {Hydrostatic  bellows},  an  apparatus  consisting  of  a 
  water-tight  bellowslike  case  with  a  long,  upright  tube, 
  into  which  water  may  be  poured  to  illustrate  the 
  hydrostatic  paradox. 
 
  {Hydrostatic  paradox},  the  proposition  in  hydrostatics  that 
  any  quantity  of  water,  however  small  may  be  made  to 
  counterbalance  any  weight,  however  great;  or  the  law  of 
  the  equality  of  pressure  of  fluids  in  all  directions. 
 
  {Hydrostatic  press},  a  machine  in  which  great  force,  with 
  slow  motion,  is  communicated  to  a  large  plunger  by  means 
  of  water  forced  into  the  cylinder  in  which  it  moves  by  a 
  forcing  pump  of  small  diameter,  to  which  the  power  is 
  applied,  the  principle  involved  being  the  same  as  in  the 
  hydrostatic  bellows.  Also  called  {hydraulic  press},  and 
  {Bramah  press}.  In  the  illustration,  a  is  a  pump  with  a 
  small  plunger  b,  which  forces  the  water  into  the  cylinder 
  c,  thus  driving  upward  the  large  plunder  d,  which  performs 
  the  reduced  work  such  as  compressing  cotton  bales,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydrostatic 
  adj  :  relating  to  fluids  at  rest  or  to  the  pressures  they  exert  or 
  transmit;  "hydrostatic  pressure"  [ant:  {hydrokinetic}] 




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