flux

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French flux, from Latin fluxus (flow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flux (plural fluxes)

  1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
    • Arbuthnot
      By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.
  2. A state of ongoing change.
    The schedule is in flux at the moment.
    • Trench
      Her image has escaped the flux of things, / And that same infant beauty that she wore / Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
    • Felton
      Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
  3. A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
    It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.
  4. (physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.
    That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.
  5. (archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
  6. (archaic) diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body
  7. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (state of ongoing change): stasis

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Verb[edit]

flux (third-person singular simple present fluxes, present participle fluxing, simple past and past participle fluxed)

  1. To use flux.
    You have to flux the joint before soldering.
  2. To melt.
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  1. To flow as a liquid.
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Adjective[edit]

flux (not comparable)

  1. Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
    • Barrow
      The flux nature of all things here.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flux m (plural flux)

  1. flow (The flow of the tide)

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

flux n

  1. flow (The flow of the tide)