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fluxion

[fluhk-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act of flowing; a flow or flux.
  2. Mathematics. the derivative relative to the time.

Origin of fluxion

1535–45; < Middle French < Late Latin fluxiōn- (stem of fluxiō) a flowing. See flux, -ion
Related formsflux·ion·al, flux·ion·ar·y, adjectiveflux·ion·al·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Fluxion remained on deck; for he attended to the navigation himself.

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    Oliver Optic

  • Mr. Fluxion "made no sign," and the acting officers were as reticent as ever.

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    Oliver Optic

  • In a word, Mr. Fluxion understood his crew, and knew what he was about.

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    Oliver Optic

  • Mr. Fluxion immediately went on board of the ship, and reported to the principal.

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  • Mr. Fluxion called Captain Terrill, and the order was given to pipe all hands.

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British Dictionary definitions for fluxion

fluxion

noun
  1. maths obsolete the rate of change of a function, especially the instantaneous velocity of a moving body; derivative
  2. a less common word for flux (def. 1), flux (def. 2)
Derived Formsfluxional or fluxionary, adjectivefluxionally, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin fluxiō a flowing
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