fluid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fluidus ‎(flowing, fluid), from fluere ‎(to flow), akin to Ancient Greek φλύειν ‎(phlúein, to swell, overflow). Several related terms in English from Latin (fluent, flux), and cognate from Proto-Indo-European (via Germanic) with flow.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfluːɪd/, [ˈfluwɪd], /ˈflʊɪ̯d/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfluːɪd/, [ˈfluwɪd]

Noun[edit]

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fluid ‎(countable and uncountable, plural fluids)

  1. (physics) 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.
    • 2013 March 1, Frank Fish, George Lauder, “Not Just Going with the Flow”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 114: 
      An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex. The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.

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fluid ‎(comparative more fluid, superlative most fluid)

  1. (not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.
  2. In a state of flux; subject to change.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847: 
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
  3. Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
  4. (of an asset) Convertible into cash.

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fluid ‎(not comparable)

  1. fluid

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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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fluid n ‎(definite singular fluidet, indefinite plural fluid or fluider, definite plural fluida or fluidene)

  1. a fluid

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fluid n ‎(definite singular fluidet, indefinite plural fluid, definite plural fluida)

  1. a fluid

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flûiːd/
  • Hyphenation: flu‧id

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flȕīd m (Cyrillic spelling флу̏ӣд)

  1. fluid

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fluid

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of fluir.