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Definition: Hydrostatic paradox
, Hydrostatical \Hy`dro*stat"ic*al\
a. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? causing to stand: cf. F. hydrostatique.
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.
, a balance for weighing substances in
water, for the purpose of ascertaining their specific
, a water bed.
, an apparatus consisting of a
water-tight bellowslike case with a long, upright tube,
into which water may be poured to illustrate the
, 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.
, 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
. 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.
(p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]ks), n.; pl. paradoxes
(p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]ks*[e^]z). [F. paradoxe, L. paradoxum, fr.
Gr. para`doxon; para` beside, beyond, contrary to + dokei^n
to think, suppose, imagine. See Para-
, and Dogma
A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an
assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to
common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd,
but yet may be true in fact.
A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it
appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable.
This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it
. See under Hydrostatic