[ floo-id ]
/ ˈflu ɪd /
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.
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.
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Origin of fluid
1595–1605; < Latin fluidus, equivalent to flu(ere) to flow + -idus -id4
SYNONYMS FOR fluid
2 See liquid.
OTHER WORDS FROM fluid
flu·id·al, adjectiveflu·id·ly, flu·id·al·ly, adverbflu·id·ness, nounnon·flu·id, noun
non·flu·id·ly, adverbun·flu·id, adjective
Words nearby fluid
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British Dictionary definitions for fluidness
/ (ˈfluːɪd) /
a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress
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 of fluidfluidal, adjectivefluidness, nounfluidly or fluidally, adverb
Word Origin for fluid
C15: from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow
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Medical definitions for fluidness
[ flōō′ĭd ]
An amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another; a liquid or gas.
Of or characteristic of a fluid.
Other words from fluidflu•id′i•ty (-ĭd′ĭ-tē) null n.
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Scientific definitions for fluidness
[ flōō′ĭd ]
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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Cultural definitions for fluidness
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