HyperDic: flux

English > 11 senses of the word flux:
NOUNtimefluxthe rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
eventflux, fluxiona flow or discharge
substancefluxa substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
statefluxexcessive discharge of liquid / liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
stateflux, state of fluxa state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
phenomenonflux, magnetic field, magnetic fluxthe lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
attributeflux, flux density(physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
actfluxin constant change
VERBmotionflux, flowmove or progress freely as if in a stream
changeflux, liquefy, liquifybecome liquid or fluid when heated
changeflux, blend, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, mergemix together different elements
flux > pronunciation
Soundsflah'ks
RhymesBenelux ... Wessex: 20 rhymes with ahks...
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface.
Narrowerneutron fluxThe rate of flow of neutrons
radiant fluxThe rate of flow of radiant energy (electromagnetic waves)
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
Spanishflujo
Catalanflux
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA flow or discharge.
Synonymfluxion
Broaderflow, flowingThe motion characteristic of fluids (liquids / liquids or gases)
Spanishflujo
Verbsfluxbecome liquid or fluid when heated
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed.
Narrowersoldering fluxflux applied to surfaces that are to be joined by soldering
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishflujo
Catalanflux
Verbsfluxmix together different elements
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 4, state
Meaningexcessive discharge of liquid / liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea).
BroaderpathologyAny deviation from a healthy or normal / normal condition
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningA state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action.
Example"the flux following the death of the emperor"
Synonymstate of flux
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 6, phenomenon
MeaningThe lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle.
Synonymsmagnetic field, magnetic flux
NarrowermagnetosphereThe magnetic field of a planet
solar magnetic fieldThe magnetic field of the sun
Broaderfield, field of force, force fieldThe space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
Spanishcampo magnético
Catalancamp magnètic, flux
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 7, attribute
Meaning(physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area.
Synonymflux density
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderdensity, densenessThe amount per unit size
English > flux: 11 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningIn constant change.
Examples
  • "his opinions are in flux"
  • "the newness and flux of the computer industry"
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishfluctuación
Catalanflux
English > flux: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove or progress freely as if in a stream.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymflow
Narrowerripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulatestir up (water) so as to form ripples
transpire, transpiratePass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcorrer, fluctuar, fluir, manar
Catalanbrollar, córrer, fluir, manar, rajar
Nounsfluxiona flow or discharge
English > flux: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome liquid or fluid when heated.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsliquefy, liquify
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowercondense, distill, distilUndergo condensation
dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, meltBecome or cause to become soft or liquid
fuseBecome plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishlicuar, liquidar
Catalanliquar, liquidar
Nounsfluxa flow or discharge
English > flux: 11 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmix together different elements.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsblend, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
Entailed byweldjoin together by heating
NarrowerabsorbCause to become one with
accreteGrow together (of plants and organs)
admixmix or blend
alloymake an alloy of
blend in, mix inCause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
conjugateUnite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
gaugemix in specific proportions
melt, meldLose its distinct / distinct outline or shape
syncretize, syncretiseBecome fused
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishcombinar, conjugar, fundir, fusionar, mezclar
Catalanbarrejar, combinar, conjugar, fusionar, mesclar-se, mestallar
Nounsfluxa substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed

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