# fluxion

[fluhk-shuh n]

- an act of flowing; a flow or flux.
- Mathematics. the derivative relative to the time.

## Origin of fluxion^{}

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## Examples from the Web for fluxional

### Historical Examples

#### Such is the argumentation applied to the cloud (to prove that it has not a permanent but a fluxional existence).

The Sarva-Darsana-SamgrahaMadhava Acharya

#### Maclaurin like Taylor worked exclusively with the fluxional calculus.

#### Occasionally they show a fluxional banding; they may also be spherulitic or vesicular.

# fluxion

- maths obsolete the rate of change of a function, especially the instantaneous velocity of a moving body; derivative
- a less common word for flux (def. 1), flux (def. 2)

## Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin fluxiō a flowing

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