flux

1 of 2

noun

1
: a flowing of fluid from the body: such as
a
b
2
: a continuous moving on or passing by (as of a stream)
3
: a continued flow : flood
a flux of words
4
a
: influx
b
: change, fluctuation
in a state of flux
the flux following the death of the emperor
5
: a substance used to promote fusion (as of metals or minerals)
especially : one (such 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
: the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given surface

flux

2 of 2

verb

fluxed; fluxing; fluxes

transitive verb

1
: to cause to become fluid
2
: to treat with a flux

intransitive verb

: to become fluid : fuse

Examples of flux in a Sentence

Noun the English language is always in a state of flux January typically brings a great flux of returns to department stores. Verb a solid will flux more quickly under pressure
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
But release dates across the board are still a little bit in flux. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 18 May 2024 Yet the lingering question of how widespread remote work shapes company outcomes, as well as the wider sector landscape, largely remains unanswered because the whole experiment remains in flux. Jane Thier, Fortune, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for flux 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun and Verb

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

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flux was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Flux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flux. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

flux

1 of 2 noun
1
a
: a flowing in
flux of the tide
b
: a series of changes : a state of continuous change
2
: a substance used to aid the melting or joining (as by removing impurities) of metals or minerals

flux

2 of 2 verb
1
: to become or cause to become fluid : fuse
2
: to treat with a flux

Medical Definition

flux

noun
1
a
: a flowing or discharge of fluid from the body especially when excessive or abnormal: as
(1)
(2)
b
: the matter discharged in a flux
2
: the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given surface

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