[ dif-loo-uhns ]

  1. the act of flowing off or away.

  2. the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.

  1. the rate at which fluid flow diverges along an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow at a given point.

Origin of diffluence

First recorded in 1625–35; difflu(ent) + -ence

Words Nearby diffluence

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