Meaning of hydrostatics

hy•dro•stat•ics

Pronunciation: (hī"dru-stat'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the branch of hydrodynamics that deals with the statics of fluids, usually confined to the equilibrium and pressure of liquids.
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