fluidity

[floo-id-i-tee]

noun

the quality or state of being fluid.
Physics.
  1. the ability of a substance to flow.
  2. a measure of this ability, the reciprocal of the coefficient of viscosity.Compare rhe.

Nearby words

  1. fluid mosaic model,
  2. fluid ounce,
  3. fluid pressure,
  4. fluidextract,
  5. fluidics,
  6. fluidize,
  7. fluidized bed,
  8. fluidly,
  9. fluidrachm,
  10. fluke

Origin of fluidity

First recorded in 1595–1605; fluid + -ity

Related formsnon·flu·id·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fluidity

fluidity

noun

the state of being fluid
physics the reciprocal of viscosity
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Word Origin and History for fluidity

fluidity

n.

c.1600, from French fluidité, from fluide (see fluid (adj.)), or else formed in English from fluid.

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