Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: flux  flúks
  1. The rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
     
  2. A flow or discharge
    - fluxion [archaic]
     
  3. A substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
     
  4. Excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhoea)
     
  5. A state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
    "the flux following the death of the emperor";
    - state of flux
     
  6. The lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
    - magnetic field, magnetic flux
     
  7. (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
    - flux density
     
  8. In constant change
    "his opinions are in flux"; "the newness and flux of the computer industry"
Verb: flux  flúks
  1. Move or progress freely as if in a stream
    "The crowd fluxed out of the stadium";
    - flow
     
  2. (physics) become liquid or fluid when heated
    - liquefy, liquify
     
  3. Add together different elements
    "The colours flux well";
    - blend, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge

Derived forms: fluxes, fluxed, fluxing

Type of: change, change integrity, chemical, chemical substance, denseness, density, field, field of force, flow, flowing, force field, move, pathology, rate, state

Encyclopedia: Flux