- 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.
Origin of flux
OTHER WORDS FROM fluxnon·flux, nounsu·per·flux, nountrans·flux, noun
How to use flux in a sentence
The publishing industry has been in flux since the turn of the century, but 2020 has been a year like no other.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era|Pierre Bienaimé|November 17, 2020|Digiday
It’s comforting to suppose that what we call reality is fixed, or at least predictably in flux.We Never Know Exactly Where We’re Going in Outer Space - Issue 92: Frontiers|Caleb Scharf|November 4, 2020|Nautilus
Until you have your foundational players, your franchise should be in a state of flux.Daryl Morey Made A Lot Of Trades. How Much Did They Help The Rockets?|Jared Dubin|October 22, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
“These fluxes affect the amount of carbon a forest can store,” he explains.
The olfactory system does not require a map mirroring some fixed physical features in the world because its chemical stimulus is constantly in flux.Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Ann-Sophie Barwich|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
Various prepared fluxing powders are on the market for this work, practically all of them producing satisfactory results.
Calcined borax may also be mixed with about 15 per cent of sal ammoniac to make a satisfactory fluxing powder.
Their fluxing action does not depend on the removal of silicon as fluoride.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Life is vastly different from mere chemic matter fluxing in high modes of notion.
All such things no longer are, for they were forms, manifestations of fluxing matter ere they melted into the flux again.
British Dictionary definitions for flux
- 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