pascal's law


pascal's law

noun Physics.

  1. the law that an external pressure applied to a fluid in a closed vessel is uniformly transmitted throughout the fluid.

n.

  1. The principle that fluids at rest transmit pressure equally in every direction.

  1. The principle that external static pressure exerted on a fluid is distributed evenly throughout the fluid. Differences in static pressure within a fluid thus arise only from sources within the fluid (such as the fluid’s own weight, as in the case of atmospheric pressure).

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