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 music has lush backing vocals, crisp beats and the velvety fluidity of Burton’s voice, which can go from a warm mid-range to a high-flying falsetto. John Adamian, courant.com, "Best bets: Our 7 picks for this week’s concerts in Connecticut," 8 Sep. 2019 Panik won a Gold Glove in 2016 and was often referred to by fans as a Gold Glove-caliber defender, but Solano’s fluidity at the position revealed that Panik had taken a step back in the past few years. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Did Farhan Zaidi make a Giant mistake in moving on from Joe Panik?," 28 Aug. 2019 In allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community and fluidity, the Tag is an outward representation of freedom. Mikayla Grossman, PEOPLE.com, "Elton John Teams with New Jewelry Brand on Rainbow-Colored Bracelets to Support LGBTQ+ Community," 26 June 2019 Compare that fluidity to this: That gets tougher to watch every time. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Watch: Markelle Fultz's Jumper Might Still Be Broken, But His Overhead Shot Isn't," 26 Jan. 2018 Significant turnarounds in performance are not uncommon in the OWL’s brief history, particularly with the fluidity of rosters as teams shuttle in new players and the overall state, or meta, of the game morphs. Hawken Miller, Washington Post, "Washington Justice hires Analynn ‘bawlynn’ Dang to be new GM," 15 Aug. 2019 Arie Haan: Another one who thrived in the fluidity of Total Football, Haan was originally a wide midfielder, but felt equally comfortable at the back. SI.com, "Rinus Michels: The Dutch Master's All-Time Best XI," 14 Aug. 2019 Some of the time identity seems to be socially constructed: hence the preoccupation with gender fluidity, for example. The Economist, "The centre cannot hold - the failure of Change UK and the atrophying of political thought," 19 June 2019 Does that strike you as farseeing given the gender fluidity of the moment? New York Times, "Suiting Up With Meghan Markle’s Designer," 11 June 2019

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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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