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Flux meaning in English

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1. flux

the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

2. flux, fluxion

a flow or discharge

3. flux

a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed

4. flux

excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)

5. flux, state of flux

a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action

Example Sentences:
'the flux following the death of the emperor'

6. flux, magnetic field, magnetic flux

the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

7. flux, flux density

(physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area

8. flux

in constant change

Example Sentences:
'his opinions are in flux'
'the newness and flux of the computer industry'


9. flow, flux

move or progress freely as if in a stream

Example Sentences:
'The crowd flowed out of the stadium'

10. flux, liquefy, liquify

become liquid or fluid when heated

Example Sentences:
'the frozen fat liquefied'

11. blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix

mix together different elements

Example Sentences:
'The colors blend well'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of flux
a flow or discharge
continuous change; instability
a substance, such as borax or salt, that gives a low melting-point mixture with a metal oxide. It is used for cleaning metal surfaces during soldering, etc, and for protecting the surfaces of liquid metals
4. metallurgy
a chemical used to increase the fluidity of refining slags in order to promote the rate of chemical reaction
a similar substance used in the making of glass
6. physics
the rate of flow of particles, energy, or a fluid, through a specified area, such as that of neutrons (neutron flux) or of light energy (luminous flux)
the strength of a field in a given area expressed as the product of the area and the component of the field strength at right angles to the area
magnetic flux
electric flux
7. pathology
an excessive discharge of fluid from the body, such as watery faeces in diarrhoea
the act or process of melting; fusion
(in the philosophy of Heraclitus) the state of constant change in which all things exist
to make or become fluid
11. (transitive)
to apply flux to (a metal, soldered joint, etc)
12. (transitive) an obsolete word for purge

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see synonyms of flux
a flowing or flow
the rate of flow of water, as the tide or current, through a defined area
a continuous movement or continual change
fashion is always in a state of flux
any excessive or unnatural discharge of fluid body matter, esp. from the bowels
a substance, as borax or rosin, used to help metals fuse together by preventing oxidation, as in soldering
in metallurgy, a substance added to metals while they are in a furnace, to remove impurities, promote fusing, etc., as a non-metallic material added to a furnace charge that has the ability to fuse with undesired matter and form a liquid slag that can run off more easily
6.  Physics
the rate of flow of energy, fluids, etc. across a surface
verb transitive
to make (a solid) melt
to fuse (metals) by melting
verb intransitive
9.  Archaic
to flow or stream out

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flux
a. A flow or flowing of a liquid.
b. The flowing in of the tide.
c. A continuing movement, especially in large numbers of things: a flux of sensation.
2. Constant or frequent change; fluctuation: "The constant flux of people and groups ensures that human gene pools will always be mixed" (Steve Olson).
3. Medicine The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.
4. Physics
a. The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
c. The lines of force of an electric or magnetic field.
5. Chemistry & Metallurgy A substance that aids, induces, or otherwise actively participates in fusing or flowing, as:
a. A substance applied to a surface to be joined by welding, soldering, or brazing to facilitate the flowing of solder and prevent formation of oxides.
b. A mineral added to the metals in a furnace to promote fusing or to prevent the formation of oxides.
c. An additive that improves the flow of plastics during fabrication.
d. A readily fusible glass or enamel used as a base in ceramic work.
v. fluxed, flux·ing, flux·es
1. To melt; fuse.
2. To apply a flux to.
1. To become fluid.
2. To flow; stream.

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