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flux

noun

1 flux

The rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface.

Roget 144: conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.], developing.    [photography] ... show more

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Roget 335: liquefaction; liquescence, liquescency; melting etc. (heat) 384; colliquation, colliquefaction; thaw; liquation, deliquation, deliquescence; lixiviation, ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: vloeimiddel
Polish: strumień



2 flux

A flow or discharge.

synonym: fluxion.

3 flux

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

Dutch: smeltmiddel
Polish: topnik

4 flux

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

5 flux

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.

synonym: state of flux.

6 flux

The lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle.

synonyms: magnetic field, magnetic flux.

Dutch: magnetisch veld, magneetveld
Polish: pole magnetyczne

7 flux

physics The number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area.

synonym: flux density.

8 flux

In constant change.

verb

1 flux

Move or progress freely as if in a stream.

synonym: flow.

2 flux

Become liquid or fluid when heated.

synonyms: liquefy, liquify.

3 flux

Mix together different elements.

synonyms: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix.

Dutch: combineren, mengen, mixen, samensmelten, samenvoegen, verbinden, vermengen


Moby thesaurus: ASA scale, BM, British candle, Brownian movement, Hefner candle, Scheiner scale, abscess, add, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, ague, amalgamate, anemia, angular motion, ankylosis, anoxia, anticoagulant, apnea ... show more.

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