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Hydrostatic pressure



The pressure exerted or transmitted by the fluid (e.g. water) at rest.


Hydrostatic pressure increases directly with the density and the depth of the fluid.

Word origin: hydrostatic » Greek, comb. form of hýdōr, water, New Latin staticus, relating to weight, from Greek statikos, causing to stand; pressure » Latin pressūra.

See also: osmotic pressure.

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