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flux

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noun \ˈfləks\

Definition of flux

  1. 1 :  a flowing of fluid from the body: as a :  diarrhea b :  dysentery

  2. 2 :  a continuous moving on or passing by (as of a stream)

  3. 3 :  a continued flow :  flood

  4. 4 a :  influx b :  change, fluctuation <in a state of flux>

  5. 5 :  a substance used to promote fusion (as of metals or minerals); especially :  one (as rosin) applied to surfaces to be joined by soldering, brazing, or welding to clean and free them from oxide and promote their union

  6. 6 :  the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given surface

Examples of flux in a sentence

  1. <the English language is always in a state of flux>

  2. <January typically brings a great flux of returns to department stores.>

Origin and Etymology of flux

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin fluxus, from Latin, flow, from fluere to flow — more at fluid


First Known Use: 14th century

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flux

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Definition of flux

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to become fluid

  3. 2 :  to treat with a flux

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become fluid :  fuse

Examples of flux in a sentence

  1. <a solid will flux more quickly under pressure>

15th Century

First Known Use of flux

15th century


FLUX Defined for English Language Learners

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flux

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noun \ˈfləks\

Definition of flux for English Language Learners

  • : a series of changes : continuous change

  • : a substance used for helping to melt or join metals


Medical Dictionary

flux

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noun \ˈfləks\

Medical Definition of flux

  1. 1a:  a flowing or discharge of fluid from the body especially when excessive or abnormal: as (1):  diarrhea (2):  dysenteryb:  the matter discharged in a flux

  2. 2:  the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given surface



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