- the rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy.
- a quantity expressing the strength of a field of force in a given area.
- a substance used to refine metals by combining with impurities to form a molten mixture that can be readily removed.
- a substance used to remove oxides from and prevent further oxidation of fused metal, as in soldering or hot-dip coating.
- (in the refining of scrap or other metal) a salt or mixture of salts that combines with nonmetallic impurities, causing them to float or coagulate.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- flux density,
- flux gate,
- flux linkage,
- flux, magnetic,
Origin of flux
Examples from the Web for flux
Cheerleaders fall in love with freaks, jocks aspire to be indie musicians, and relationships are in a constant state of flux.In Praise of ‘Awkward’: OMFG MTV, Like, Really Gets High School|Amy Zimmerman|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twitter, like the national debt or Lindsay Lohans's sobriety, is in a constant state of flux.A Song of Twitter and George R.R. Martin: The Unexpected Players of the Twitterverse|Amy Zimmerman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stem cell differentiation involves a plethora of regulatory factors and signals that are in a constant state of flux.
The Good Wife introduced its potentially fatal fatality into a world already in flux.Life After TV Death: How Shows Like ‘Game of Thrones’ Kill Your Favorite Characters|Phillip Maciak|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rome is graceful, outlandish, grand, cold, eternal, in flux, and full of olive-rich contradictions.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’|Jimmy So|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We must view the world as being still in a state of flux and regard man as not being simply a closed and limited individual.Life's Basis and Life's Ideal|Rudolf Eucken
The first of these qualities depends on the quantity of sand or flux, and the other two on that of the tin.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Says the drum-major to Gardiner, "You are bad of the flux too, I see."Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant B——|Robert Butler
The whole world is the flux of matter over the wires of thought to the poles or points where it would build.
Incipient patrolling is seen early in the breeding season when territorial boundaries are in a state of flux.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
- the rate of flow of particles, energy, or a fluid, through a specified area, such as that of neutrons (neutron flux) or of light energy (luminous flux)
- the strength of a field in a given area expressed as the product of the area and the component of the field strength at right angles to the areamagnetic flux; electric flux
Word Origin for flux
late 14c., from Old French flus "flowing, rolling, bleeding," or directly from Latin fluxus "flowing, loose, slack," past participle of fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Originally "excessive flow" (of blood or excrement); an early name for "dysentery;" sense of "continuous succession of changes" is first recorded 1620s. The verb is early 15c., from the noun.