fluxion

[ fluhk-shuh n ]
/ ˈflʌk ʃən /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. flux,
  2. flux density,
  3. flux gate,
  4. flux linkage,
  5. flux, magnetic,
  6. fluxionary hyperemia,
  7. fluxmeter,
  8. fly,
  9. fly agaric,
  10. fly ash

Origin of fluxion

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

Related formsflux·ion·al, flux·ion·ar·y, adjectiveflux·ion·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for fluxional

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 Formsfluxional or fluxionary, adjectivefluxionally, adverb

Word Origin for fluxion

C16: from Late Latin fluxiō a flowing

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