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Definition 1: in constant change - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flux or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his opinions are in flux
  • the newness and flux of the computer industry

(flux is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

Definition 2: (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) the amount per unit size

(flux belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 3: a flow or discharge - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Definition 4: the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

(... is a kind of flux ) the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field

(... is a kind of flux ) the magnetic field of the sun

Definition 5: excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea) - [noun denoting state]

(flux is a kind of ...) any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

Definition 6: a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flux or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flux following the death of the emperor

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Definition 7: a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed - [noun denoting substance]

(flux is a kind of ...) material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

(... is a kind of flux ) flux applied to surfaces that are to be joined by soldering; flux cleans the surfaces and results in a better bond

Definition 8: the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface - [noun denoting time]

(flux is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is a kind of flux ) the rate of flow of neutrons; the number of neutrons passing through a unit area in unit time

(... is a kind of flux ) the rate of flow of radiant energy (electromagnetic waves)

Definition 9: mix together different elements - [verb of change]

Samples where flux or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The colors blend well

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of flux ) make an alloy of

(... is a kind of flux ) mix or blend

"Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"

(... is a kind of flux ) unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

(... is a kind of flux ) grow together (of plants and organs)

"After many years the rose bushes grew together"

(... is a kind of flux ) cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)

"At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"

(... is a kind of flux ) lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"

(... is a kind of flux ) cause to become one with

"The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

(... is a kind of flux ) mix in specific proportions

"gauge plaster"

(... is a kind of flux ) become fused

Definition 10: become liquid or fluid when heated - [verb of change]

Samples where flux or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the frozen fat liquefied

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of flux ) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

"water condenses" "The acid distills at a specific temperature"

(... is a kind of flux ) become or cause to become soft or liquid

"The sun melted the ice" "the ice thawed" "the ice cream melted" "The heat melted the wax" "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase" "dethaw the meat"

(... is a kind of flux ) become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

"The substances fused at a very high temperature"

(flux belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 11: move or progress freely as if in a stream - [verb of motion]

Samples where flux or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd flowed out of the stadium

Synonyms for flux in the sense of this definition

(flux is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of flux ) stir up (water) so as to form ripples

(... is a kind of flux ) pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas

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