- 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)
Origin of flux
Synonyms for flux
Related Words for fluxfluidity, fluctuation, transition, flow, alteration, motion, unrest, mutation, modification, instability, change, mutability
Examples from the Web for flux
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 20, 2014
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
June 10, 2014
Stem cell differentiation involves a plethora of regulatory factors and signals that are in a constant state of flux.This Is the Way You’ll Live Forever
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
May 6, 2014
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
April 15, 2014
Rome is graceful, outlandish, grand, cold, eternal, in flux, and full of olive-rich contradictions.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’
November 18, 2013
Historical Examples of flux
Let us first approach the river-gods, or patrons of the flux.
This was the subjective which corresponded to the objective 'All is flux.'
The sense of flux which had haunted her all the year disappeared for a time.Howards End
E. M. Forster
The inventor of words being a patron of the flux, was a great enemy to stagnation.
Whether the doctrine of the flux or of the eternal nature be the truer, is hard to determine.
- 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.