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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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Origin of diffluence

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