Definitions for FLuidˈflu ɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force.
Category: Hydraulogy, Physics
(adj.)pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.
consisting of or pertaining to fluids.
changing easily or readily; not fixed, stable, or rigid.
smooth and flowing:
convertible into cash; liquid:
Category: Common Vocabulary, Business
* Synonym: See liquid.
Origin of fluid:
1595–1605; < L fluidus flowing freely, der. of fluere to flow
a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
subject to change; variable
"a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"
characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth(adj)
smooth and unconstrained in movement
"a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
in cash or easily convertible to cash
"liquid (or fluid) assets"
affording change (especially in social status)
"Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
smooth and graceful
able or likely to change easily
Our plans are fluid at the moment.; the fluidity of the dancers' movements
Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma
Of, or relating to fluid.
In a state of flux; subject to change.
Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
Convertible into cash.
having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous
a fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves
In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms under an applied shear stress. Fluids are a super set of the phases of matter and include liquids, gases, plasmas and, to some extent, plastic solids. Although the term "fluid" includes both the liquid and gas phases, in common usage, "fluid" is often used as a synonym for "liquid", with no implication that gas could also be present. For example, "brake fluid" is hydraulic oil and will not perform its required function if there is gas in it. This colloquial usage of the term is also common in medicine and in nutrition. Liquids form a free surface while gases do not. The distinction between solids and fluid is not entirely obvious. The distinction is made by evaluating the viscosity of the substance. Silly Putty can be considered to behave like a solid or a fluid, depending on the time period over which it is observed. It is best described as a viscoelastic fluid. There are many examples of substances proving difficult to classify. A particularly interesting one is pitch, as demonstrated in the pitch drop experiment currently running at the University of Queensland.
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Translations for FLuid
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
able to flow like a liquid
a fluid substance.
- líquidoPortuguese (BR)
- υγρός, ρευστόςGreek
- fluido, líquidoSpanish
- skystas, takusLithuanian
- flytende, væske-Norwegian
- ciekły, płynnyPolish
- 流體的Chinese (Trad.)
- سیّال کی طرح بہنے والاUrdu
- thuộc chất lưuVietnamese
- 流体的Chinese (Simp.)
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