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fluidity

[floo-id-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the quality or state of being fluid.
  2. Physics.
    1. the ability of a substance to flow.
    2. a measure of this ability, the reciprocal of the coefficient of viscosity.Compare rhe.
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Origin of fluidity

First recorded in 1595–1605; fluid + -ity
Related formsnon·flu·id·i·ty, noun
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  • With obliterating unconcern, she reduced them to the fluidity of the inchoate.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • The fluidity is increased by starting from a cotton which has been previously mercerised.

  • These motor boys and girls have what I may characterize as fluidity of the attention.

    The Story of the Mind

    James Mark Baldwin

  • Its fluidity at the best is very imperfect, and its motion is very slow.

    Rollo in Naples

    Jacob Abbott

  • Only on this condition can he get used to the fluid's fluidity.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson


British Dictionary definitions for fluidity

fluidity

noun
  1. the state of being fluid
  2. physics the reciprocal of viscosity
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Word Origin and History for fluidity

n.

c.1600, from French fluidité, from fluide (see fluid (adj.)), or else formed in English from fluid.

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