fluidity

noun
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 The fluidity with which rights can be bequeathed and taken away, in fact, reduces rights to privileges. Keeanga-yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker, "The Case for Ending the Supreme Court as We Know It," 25 Sep. 2020 That same fluidity, however, made the script a near impossible sell for writer Gregory Allen Howard in the 1990s. Washington Post, "Not just a football movie: How ‘Remember the Titans’ became a hit and inspired a nation," 24 Sep. 2020 To the contrary, these changes reflect the sort of fluidity the organizations should have when determining best practices for keeping people safe and a sport afloat during a pandemic. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "Cowboys preview: Guidelines, NFL attendance policies remain in flux with COVID-19 pandemic still raging," 6 Sep. 2020 Things are hectic again, not because of the schedule but because of the fluidity of it. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "“This very possibly is going to be my last year”: Jack Beckman is savoring every moment of history," 6 Sep. 2020 The sculpture includes two candles as a nod towards their duality and fluidity of significance. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, "In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Times," 2 Sep. 2020 Cinematic but simple, the Homogenic video is oddly moving and empathetic as both androids have a sense of fluidity that blurs the line between human and artificial. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time: Staff List," 27 Aug. 2020 The fluidity between the physical world and VR is what appeals to the artist. Stefanie Blendis, CNN, "Can art help save marine life? Socio-ecological artist designs new coral reefs using virtual reality," 27 Aug. 2020 Noting the fluidity of the spending plan, Jabbia said administrators will prepare budget updates to the board in December of this year and March of 2021. Kim Chatelain | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Little public comment on St. Tammany Parish School System's upcoming budget," 22 Aug. 2020

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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 21 Oct. 2020.

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fluidity

noun
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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