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NOUN (8)

1. the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface;

2. a flow or discharge;
[syn: flux, fluxion]

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

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

5. a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action;
- Example: "the flux following the death of the emperor"
[syn: flux, state of flux]

6. the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle;
[syn: magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux]

7. (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area;
[syn: flux density, flux]

8. in constant change;
- Example: "his opinions are in flux"
- Example: "the newness and flux of the computer industry"


VERB (3)

1. move or progress freely as if in a stream;
- Example: "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
[syn: flow, flux]

2. become liquid or fluid when heated;
- Example: "the frozen fat liquefied"
[syn: liquefy, flux, liquify]

3. mix together different elements;
- Example: "The colors blend well"
[syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flux \Flux\ (fl[u^]ks), n. [L. fluxus, fr. fluere, fluxum, to flow: cf.F. flux. See Fluent, and cf. 1st & 2d Floss, Flush, n., 6.] 1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change. [1913 Webster] By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Her image has escaped the flux of things, And that same infant beauty that she wore Is fixed upon her now forevermore. --Trench. [1913 Webster] Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux. --Felton. [1913 Webster] 2. The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion. [1913 Webster] 4. (Chem. & Metal.) Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite. [1913 Webster] Note: White flux is the residuum of the combustion of a mixture of equal parts of niter and tartar. It consists chiefly of the carbonate of potassium, and is white. -- Black flux is the ressiduum of the combustion of one part of niter and two of tartar, and consists essentially of a mixture of potassium carbonate and charcoal. [1913 Webster] 5. (Med.) (a) A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux. (b) The matter thus discharged. [1913 Webster] 6. (Physics) The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flux \Flux\, a. [L. fluxus, p. p. of fluere. See Flux, n.] Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable. [1913 Webster] The flux nature of all things here. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flux \Flux\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fluxed (fl[u^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fluxing.] 1. To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux. [1913 Webster] He might fashionably and genteelly . . . have been dueled or fluxed into another world. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to become fluid; to fuse. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) To cause a discharge from; to purge. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flux n 1: the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface 2: a flow or discharge [syn: flux, fluxion] 3: a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed 4: excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea) 5: a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action; "the flux following the death of the emperor" [syn: flux, state of flux] 6: the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle [syn: magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux] 7: (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area [syn: flux density, flux] 8: in constant change; "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry" v 1: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium" [syn: flow, flux] 2: become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied" [syn: liquefy, flux, liquify] 3: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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