Hydrostatic paradox
paradox par"a*dox (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. [1913 Webster]

A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrostatic paradox}. See under {Hydrostatic}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 paradox — hidrostatinis paradoksas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hydrostatic paradox vok. hydrostatisches Paradoxon, n rus. гидростатический парадокс, m pranc. paradoxe hydrostatique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hydrostatic paradox — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • 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 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

  • paradox — par a*dox (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bramah 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

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