Associations to the word «Flux»


FLUX, noun. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
FLUX, noun. A state of ongoing change.
FLUX, noun. A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
FLUX, noun. (physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.
FLUX, noun. (archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
FLUX, noun. (archaic) diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body
FLUX, noun. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
FLUX, verb. To use flux.
FLUX, verb. To melt.
FLUX, verb. To flow as a liquid.
FLUX, adjective. (uncommon) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
FLUX CAPACITOR, noun. (science fiction) A Y-shaped electronic device that is essential to time travel.
FLUX CAPACITORS, noun. Plural of flux capacitor
FLUX DENSITY, noun. (physics) A measure of rate of flow of a fluid, particles or energy per unit area
FLUX UNIT, noun. (astronomy) The (otherwise unnamed) unit of density of electromagnetic radiation from a radio star, equal to 10-26 watts per square meter per hertz

Dictionary definition

FLUX, noun. The rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface.
FLUX, noun. A flow or discharge.
FLUX, noun. A substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed.
FLUX, noun. Excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea).
FLUX, noun. 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".
FLUX, noun. The lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle.
FLUX, noun. (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area.
FLUX, noun. In constant change; "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry".
FLUX, verb. Move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium".
FLUX, verb. Become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied".
FLUX, verb. Mix together different elements; "The colors blend well".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats