pressure, hydrostatic

   The pressure exerted by the weight of water at any given point in a body of water at rest [22].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • pressure head —    Hydrostatic pressure expressed as the height of a column of water that the pressure can support at the point of measurement [22].    See also head, static; pressure, hydrostatic …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Hydrostatic equilibrium — occurs when compression due to gravity is balanced by a pressure gradient which creates a pressure gradient force in the opposite direction. The balance of these two forces is known as the hydrostatic balance.Mathematical considerationFor a… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic balance — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic bed — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic bellows — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic paradox — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic press — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrostatic extrusion — is the process by which a billet of material, usually a metal is formed into an extrudate of smaller cross sectional area. This is achieved by applying high pressure from a hydraulic ram to the billet through the medium of a liquid, and hence the …   Wikipedia

  • hydrostatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the equilibrium of liquids and the pressure exerted by liquid at rest. DERIVATIVES hydrostatics plural noun …   English terms dictionary

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