SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape. adjective pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing. consisting of or pertaining to fluids. changing readily; shifting; not fixed, stable, or rigid: fluid movements. convertible into cash: fluid assets. Origin of fluid 1595–1605;
) to flow +
-idus -id 4 Related forms flu·id·al, adjective flu·id·ly, flu·id·al·ly, adverb flu·id·ness, noun non·flu·id, noun non·flu·id·ly, adverb un·flu·id, adjective
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fluidly as he had melted into the woods, McNeil returned.
I noted with interest how accurately this motion kept pace with our own speed, and how
fluidly the walls seemed to run together. British Dictionary definitions for fluidly noun a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress adjective capable of flowing and easily changing shape of, concerned with, or using a fluid or fluids constantly changing or apt to change smooth in shape or movement; flowing Derived Forms fluidal, adjective fluidness, noun fluidly or fluidally, adverb Word Origin for fluid
C15: from Latin
fluidus, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for fluidly n.
fluid (adj.). adj.
early 15c., from Middle French
fluide (14c.) and directly from Latin fluidus "fluid, flowing, moist," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Fluidly.
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n. An amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another; a liquid or gas. adj. Of or characteristic of a fluid. Related forms flu•id ( ′i•ty -ĭd) null ′ĭ-tē n.
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A state of matter, such as liquid or gas, in which the component particles (generally molecules) can move past one another. Fluids flow easily and conform to the shape of their containers. See also state of matter viscosity.
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