flux

[ fluhks ]
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to flow.

Origin of flux

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fluxus a flowing, equivalent to fluc-, variant stem of fluere to flow + -tus suffix of v. action, with ct > x
SYNONYMS FOR flux
Related formsnon·flux, nounsu·per·flux, nountrans·flux, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fluxes

flux

/ (flʌks) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for flux

C14: from Latin fluxus a flow, from fluere to flow
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Word Origin and History for fluxes

flux


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for fluxes

flux

[ flŭks ]

n.

The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.
Material thus discharged from the bowels.
The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
Flux density.
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Science definitions for fluxes

flux

[ flŭks ]

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