|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|
|Related terms:||flow flow|
|3.||[ noun ] (physics) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle|
|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|
|Related terms:||concentration physics|
|6.||[ noun ] (medicine,pathology) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)|
|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|
"the flux following the death of the emperor"
|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|
"the frozen fat liquefied"
|Related terms:||change_integrity thaw condense fuse physics liquefaction|
|10.||[ verb ] move or progress freely as if in a stream|
"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"