- a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape.
- pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.
- consisting of or pertaining to fluids.
- changing readily; shifting; not fixed, stable, or rigid: fluid movements.
- convertible into cash: fluid assets.
Origin of fluid
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Examples from the Web for fluidly
He speaks in heavily-accented English, but fluidly and lyrically, with both force and deliberation.The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa
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Flipboard: Not many apps do personalized news aggregation as fluidly and beautifully as Flipboard.Must-Have Apps: What To Download On Your New Device
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“I appreciate the fact that a man built like a yeti can move so fluidly,” said Stewart.Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly ‘Rumble’ Debate: Best Moments (Video)
October 7, 2012
For another, we can remind ourselves how fluidly hate is taught, and how haltingly trust is restored.Michigan State University Student Has His Mouth Stapled in Vicious Campus Hate Crime
August 29, 2012
- a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress
- capable of flowing and easily changing shape
- of, concerned with, or using a fluid or fluids
- constantly changing or apt to change
- smooth in shape or movement; flowing
Word Origin and History for fluidly
1660s, from fluid (adj.).
early 15c., from Middle French fluide (14c.) and directly from Latin fluidus "fluid, flowing, moist," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Fluidly.
- An amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another; a liquid or gas.
- Of or characteristic of a fluid.