1. [ noun ] (physics) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
Related terms: rate radiant_flux neutron_flux
2. [ noun ] (hydrostatics) a flow or discharge
Synonyms: fluxion
Related terms: flow flow
3. [ noun ] (physics) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
Synonyms: magnetic_field magnetic_flux
Related terms: field solar_magnetic_field magnetosphere
4. [ noun ] a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
Related terms: chemical soldering_flux blend
5. [ noun ] (physics) the number of flux changes per unit area
Synonyms: flux_density
Related terms: concentration physics
6. [ noun ] (medicine,pathology) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
Related terms: pathology
7. [ noun ] a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
Synonyms: state_of_flux

"the flux following the death of the emperor"

Related terms: state
8. [ verb ] mix together different elements
Synonyms: mix fuse merge coalesce combine meld immix commingle conflate blend

"The colors blend well" "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger

Related terms: change_integrity blend_in absorb admix melt conjugate accrete gauge syncretize alloy stump assortment combination mixture mix concoction blend coalescence mix blend coalition fusion mixer
9. [ verb ] become liquid or fluid; of a solid substance, when heated
Synonyms: liquify liquefy

"the frozen fat liquefied"

Related terms: change_integrity thaw condense fuse physics liquefaction
10. [ verb ] move or progress freely as if in a stream
Synonyms: flow

"The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

Related terms: move ripple transpire sluice
11. [ noun ] in constant change

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

Related terms: change
Similar spelling:   flex