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.


  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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