fluidity

noun

flu·​id·​i·​ty flü-ˈi-də-tē How to pronounce fluidity (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being fluid
2
: the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Long before the free love of the 1960s and longer still before Gen Z circulated a mainstream acceptance of concepts like gender fluidity, there was the Bloomsbury group. Sebastian Modak, New York Times, 2 Jan. 2023 The Keller school board recently approved a policy prohibiting library books across all grade levels that references gender fluidity. Dallas News, 21 Nov. 2022 Some countries have launched their own versions; in 2017, India held its first-ever Miss Transqueen India pageant, which aims to celebrate gender fluidity and raise visibility for India’s transgender community. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 27 Oct. 2022 In is easily the safest incarnation to date, jettisoning many of the darker elements of sexuality and gender fluidity that make the source material so potent. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Oct. 2022 Morgen also includes archival clips of Bowie appearing on talk shows both in the States and the U.K., and, in his shy, awkward way, explaining his ideas about gender fluidity, long before there was an accepted term for it. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 16 Sep. 2022 The film has Butler in nearly 100 costumes, and three looks in particular that made the cut exemplify that gender fluidity. Jen Wang, Vogue, 21 Apr. 2022 There’s some fluidity to everything, but its credibility is not up for debate with every outcome. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Dec. 2022 La Rue is unsurprised that genre-fluidity has become a defining factor in what their audience looks for from their music. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 27 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluidity was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Fluidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidity. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

fluidity

noun
flu·​id·​i·​ty flü-ˈid-ət-ē How to pronounce fluidity (audio)
: the quality or state of being fluid

Medical Definition

fluidity

noun
flu·​id·​i·​ty flü-ˈid-ət-ē How to pronounce fluidity (audio)
plural fluidities
1
: the quality or state of being fluid
2
a
: the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow
b
: the reciprocal of viscosity

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