flu·​id·​i·​ty | \ flü-ˈi-də-tē How to pronounce fluidity (audio) \

Definition of fluidity

1 : the quality or state of being fluid
2 : the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow

Examples of fluidity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this autobiography, Viloria explores themes of gender identity, gender fluidity and self-love. Paradise Afshar, ajc, 10 Oct. 2021 There’s no denying the fluidity and volatility of doing business right now. Aruna Ravichandran, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Her masterful playing was a vibrant master class in combining virtuosity and finesse, while her ability to execute quicksilver lines at a near-whisper with exceptional fluidity and expressiveness was awe-inspiring music making of the highest order. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2021 While the ink Gifford applied to paper is permanently affixed, her prints convey an intriguing sense of fluidity and mutability. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 For me, coming out is about learning to embrace the unknown parts of yourself and learning to be okay with ambiguity, fluidity and a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 29 June 2021 The lines on maps that politicians draw in an attempt to define or resolve the conflict are defied by the fluidity and harsh imperatives of economics. New York Times, 28 May 2021 Across the internet, felines’ beguiling fluidity and vaguely psychopathic tendencies spark a mixture of adulation and fear. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 12 May 2021 The celebrations could get even bigger next week if FCD is able to show the same level of fluidity and skill against its biggest rival. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of fluidity

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fluidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidity. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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flu·​id·​i·​ty | \ flü-ˈid-ət-ē How to pronounce fluidity (audio) \
plural fluidities

Medical Definition of fluidity

1 : the quality or state of being fluid
2a : the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow
b : the reciprocal of viscosity

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