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fluxion

[ fluhk-shuhn ]
/ ˈflʌk ʃən /
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noun

an act of flowing; a flow or flux.
Mathematics. the derivative relative to the time.

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Origin of fluxion

1535–45; <Middle French <Late Latin fluxiōn- (stem of fluxiō) a flowing. See flux, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM fluxion

flux·ion·al, flux·ion·ar·y, adjectiveflux·ion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fluxion

fluxion
/ (ˈflʌkʃən) /

noun

maths obsolete the rate of change of a function, especially the instantaneous velocity of a moving body; derivative
a less common word for flux (def. 1), flux (def. 2)

Derived forms of fluxion

fluxional or fluxionary, adjectivefluxionally, adverb

Word Origin for fluxion

C16: from Late Latin fluxiō a flowing
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