Associations to the word «Fluid»


FLUID, noun. Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma.
FLUID, adjective. (not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.
FLUID, adjective. In a state of flux; subject to change.
FLUID, adjective. Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
FLUID, adjective. (of an asset) Convertible into cash.
FLUID DRACHM, noun. (obsolete) A British unit of volume equal to 60 minims or 3.55 ml.
FLUID DRACHMS, noun. Plural of fluid drachm
FLUID DYNAMICS, noun. (physics) The scientific study of the properties and behavior of moving fluids.
FLUID FEEDER, noun. (biology) Any organism that subsists on liquids derived from other organisms.
FLUID INTELLIGENCE, noun. (psychology) The capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge.
FLUID MEASURE, noun. Any unit of volume, or system of such units
FLUID MECHANICS, noun. (physics) The branch of mechanics dealing with gases and liquids, either at rest or in motion.
FLUID OUNCE, noun. Any of various units of volume used for liquid measure, all approximately 1.73–1.83 cubic inches or 28.4–30 milliliters.
FLUID OUNCES, noun. Plural of fluid ounce

Dictionary definition

FLUID, noun. A substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure.
FLUID, noun. Continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas.
FLUID, adjective. Subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup".
FLUID, adjective. Characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape.
FLUID, adjective. Smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina".
FLUID, adjective. In cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets".
FLUID, adjective. Affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile".

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