What does Flux mean?

Definitions for Fluxflʌks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Flux.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flux(noun)

    the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

  2. flux, fluxion(noun)

    a flow or discharge

  3. flux(noun)

    a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed

  4. flux(noun)

    excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)

  5. flux, state of flux(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"

  6. magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux(noun)

    the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

  7. flux density, flux(noun)

    (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area

  8. flux(verb)

    in constant change

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

  9. flow, flux(verb)

    move or progress freely as if in a stream

    "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"

  10. liquefy, flux, liquify(verb)

    become liquid or fluid when heated

    "the frozen fat liquefied"

  11. blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge(verb)

    mix together different elements

    "The colors blend well"


  1. flux(Noun)

    A state of ongoing change.

    The schedule is in flux at the moment.

  2. flux(Noun)

    A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.

    It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.

  3. flux(Noun)

    The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.

    That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.

  4. flux(Noun)

    A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.

  5. flux(Verb)

    To use flux.

    You have to flux the joint before soldering.

  6. flux(Verb)

    To melt.

  7. flux(Verb)

    To flow as a liquid.

  8. Origin: From fluxus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flux(noun)

    the act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change

  2. Flux(noun)

    the setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux

  3. Flux(noun)

    the state of being liquid through heat; fusion

  4. Flux(noun)

    any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite

  5. Flux(noun)

    a fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux

  6. Flux(noun)

    the matter thus discharged

  7. Flux(noun)

    the quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time

  8. Flux(noun)

    flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable

  9. Flux(verb)

    to affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux

  10. Flux(verb)

    to cause to become fluid; to fuse

  11. Flux(verb)

    to cause a discharge from; to purge

  12. Origin: [L. fluxus, p. p. of fluere. See Flux, n.]


  1. Flux

    In the various subfields of physics, there exist two common usages of the term flux, both with rigorous mathematical frameworks. A simple and ubiquitous concept throughout physics and applied mathematics is the flow of a physical property in space, frequently also with time variation. It is the basis of the field concept in physics and mathematics, with two principal applications: in transport phenomena and surface integrals. The terms "flux", "current", "flux density", "current density", can sometimes be used interchangeably and ambiguously, though the terms used below match those of the contexts in the literature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flux

    fluks, n. act of flowing: a flow of matter: quick succession: a discharge generally from a mucous membrane: matter discharged: excrement: the term given to the substances employed in the arts to assist the reduction of a metallic ore and the fusion of a metal.—v.t. to melt.—v.i. to flow.—ns. Flux′ātion, the act of flowing or passing away; Fluxibil′ity, Flux′ibleness.—adjs. Flux′ible, Flux′ide, that may be melted.—ns. Fluxil′ity; Flux′ion, a flowing or discharge: a difference or variation: (math.) the rate of change of a continuously varying quantity: (pl.) the name given after Newton to that branch of mathematics which with a different notation is known after Leibnitz as the differential and integral calculus.—adjs. Flux′ional, Flux′ionary, variable: inconstant.—n. Flux′ionist, one skilled in fluxions.—adj. Flux′ive (Shak.), flowing with tears. [O. Fr.,—L. fluxusfluĕre, to flow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flux in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flux in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Heraclitus:

    All if flux, nothing stays still.

  2. Heraclitus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers:

    All is flux, nothing stays still.

  3. Owain Johnson:

    Asian oil markets are in a tremendous period of flux.

  4. Robert Byrne:

    Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo.

  5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

    Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.

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