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diffluence

[ dif-loo-uhns ]
/ ˈdɪf lu əns /
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noun

the act of flowing off or away.
the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.
the rate at which fluid flow diverges along an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow at a given point.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Compare divergence.

Origin of diffluence

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