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

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The fluidity between home screens, scrolling through webpages or Instagram, and watching content move cleanly across the screen is almost a spectacle. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Phone 2 review: it glows, but it doesn’t shine," 22 Oct. 2018 But Langdon in particular belongs to an era when gender fluidity is increasingly accepted, with more American men than ever signing up for cosmetic procedures and experimenting with makeup. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "American Horror Story fans are dressing like the show’s seductive Antichrist," 24 Oct. 2018 There is a fluidity to both the action scenes and the smaller moments that helps to add a lot pacing and setup for the humor. Michael Moore, The Verge, "Best anime of 2018," 13 July 2018 Empson emphasized the essential ambiguity of all discourse, the fluidity and variety of meanings, and the lack of any final interpretations of texts. Tim Crane, WSJ, "‘Seven Types of Atheism’ Review: Better Off Without Him?," 17 Dec. 2018 Without a cap, the program has more fluidity in the event there is another recession and an increase in Lifeline users. Ryan Barwick, Ars Technica, "Millions could lose cheap phone service under FCC’s overhaul of Lifeline," 4 Sep. 2018 Gender fluidity, and its embrace by the many designers now blurring lines between menswear and womenswear—and swapping clothes between male and female models on their runways—has certainly been a catalyst for the new hirsuteness. Maya Singer, Vogue, "To Shave, or Not to Shave? How a New Generation of Women Are Embracing Body Hair," 10 Dec. 2018 The fluidity of elements on-screen isn’t only reserved for games, however. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "MSI Oculux NXG251 monitor review: faster isn’t always better," 29 Nov. 2018 And for a man who found time to make more than 40 features in his 37 years, the fluidity of his camera and blocking is miraculous — particularly in a nearly half-hour wedding-party sequence at the end of Episode 4. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: ‘Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day,’ Another Fassbinder Masterpiece," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fluidity

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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