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Definition of "flux" [flux]

  • A flow or flowing. (noun)
  • A continued flow; a flood. See Synonyms at flow. (noun)
  • The flowing in of the tide. (noun)
  • Medicine The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines. (noun)
  • Physics The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface. (noun)
  • A flow or discharge (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Continuous change; instability (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • A chemical used to increase the fluidity of refining slags in order to promote the rate of chemical reaction (noun)
  • A similar substance used in the making of glass (noun)
  • 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) (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • An excessive discharge of fluid from the body, such as watery faeces in diarrhoea (noun)
  • The act or process of melting; fusion (noun)
  • (in the philosophy of Heraclitus) the state of constant change in which all things exist (noun)
  • To make or become fluid (verb)
  • To apply flux to (a metal, soldered joint, etc) (verb)

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Use "flux" in a sentence
  • "And, my flux is also my trip to Paris, a week from tomorrow."
  • "GIRL: "I don't so much mind what you call her flux-de-bouche scolding, but, when she flounced out of the room, she said I was not to go home this Saturday.""
  • "Perhaps "flux" is even putting mildly, compared to star Daniel Radcliffe's characterization."