flux

noun
\ ˈfləks How to pronounce flux (audio) \

Definition of flux

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a flowing of fluid from the body: such as
a : diarrhea
b : dysentery
2 : a continuous moving on or passing by (as of a stream)
3 : a continued flow : flood a flux of words
4a : 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

verb
fluxed; fluxing; fluxes

Definition of flux (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to become fluid : fuse

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Synonyms & Antonyms for flux

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The fluid nature of a March Madness played amid the coronavirus pandemic was spelled out Wednesday, hours before the NCAA selection committee began meeting to hash out a 68-team bracket that could remain in flux up until the games tip off next week. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "NCAA tournament 2021 March Madness Selection Sunday Show live stream (3/14): Watch online, time, TV channel," 14 Mar. 2021 Moisture amounts are still in flux, but forecasters will be looking at the possibility of issuing a winter weather advisory for the passes Friday evening. oregonlive, "Portland Friday weather: Last day of winter features rain, gusty winds, slight chance of thunder," 19 Mar. 2021 Linsley, who spent the past seven seasons with Green Bay after being a fifth-round selection in 2014, will solidify a position in flux the past two seasons. Joe Reedy, Star Tribune, "AP source: Chargers reach deal with Linsley, retain Davis," 15 Mar. 2021 The fluid nature of a March Madness played amid the coronavirus pandemic was spelled out Wednesday, hours before the NCAA selection committee began meeting to hash out a 68-team bracket that could remain in flux up until the games tip off next week. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "NCAA tournament 2021 March Madness Selection Sunday Show live stream (3/14): Watch online, time, TV channel," 14 Mar. 2021 Design gallery R & Company is planning a solo show of his unique works in Manhattan, though the date is in flux because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Helena Madden, Robb Report, "Meet the Boundary-Breaking Brazilian Designers Making Some of the World’s Most Inventive Furniture," 13 Mar. 2021 And, indeed, most Caribbean islands welcome American tourists, but the many entry requirements vary widely and are constantly in flux. Haley Velasco, WSJ, "Tempted to Travel to the Caribbean? Know the Covid Rules," 11 Mar. 2021 The fluid nature of a March Madness played amid the coronavirus pandemic was spelled out Wednesday, hours before the NCAA selection committee began meeting to hash out a 68-team bracket that could remain in flux up until the games tip off next week. Eddie Pells, ajc, "Shirts or skins? Teams need only 5 to be eligible for NCAAs," 10 Mar. 2021 The fluid nature of a March Madness played amid the coronavirus pandemic was spelled out Wednesday, hours before the NCAA selection committee began meeting to hash out a 68-team bracket that could remain in flux up until the games tip off next week. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, "Shirts or skins? Teams need only 5 to be eligible for NCAAs," 10 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Those signs can flux when sleep deprived, traveling or stressed at work as well. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Intuitive eating: The anti-diet, or how pleasure from food is the answer, say its creators," 31 Jan. 2020 Next, clean and flux a shutoff valve for the cold side and slide it over the tubing end place and solder it in place. Steve Willson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Install An Electric Water Heater," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of flux

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

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

History and Etymology for flux

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

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Time Traveler for flux

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

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9 Apr 2021

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“Flux.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flux. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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flux

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flux

: a series of changes : continuous change
technical : a substance used for helping to melt or join metals

flux

noun
\ ˈfləks How to pronounce flux (audio) \

Medical Definition of flux

1a : a flowing or discharge of fluid from the body especially when excessive or abnormal: as
(1) : diarrhea
(2) : dysentery
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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