What does fluid mean?

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ˈflu ɪdflu·id

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluid(noun)

    a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

  2. fluid(adj)

    continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

  3. fluid, unstable(adj)

    subject to change; variable

    "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"

  4. fluid, runny(adj)

    characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape

  5. 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"

  6. fluid, liquid(adj)

    in cash or easily convertible to cash

    "liquid (or fluid) assets"

  7. fluid, mobile(adj)

    affording change (especially in social status)

    "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile"

Wiktionary

  1. fluid(Noun)

    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

  2. fluid(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to fluid.

  3. fluid(Adjective)

    In a state of flux; subject to change.

  4. fluid(Adjective)

    Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.

  5. fluid(Adjective)

    Convertible into cash.

Wikipedia

  1. Fluid

    In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress, or external force. Fluids are a phase of matter and include liquids, gases and plasmas. They are substances with zero shear modulus, or, in simpler terms, substances which cannot resist any shear force applied to them. 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. This colloquial usage of the term is also common in medicine and in nutrition ("take plenty of fluids"). Liquids form a free surface (that is, a surface not created by the container) while gases do not. Viscoelastic fluids like Silly Putty appear to behave similar to a solid when a sudden force is applied. Also substances with a very high viscosity such as pitch appear to behave like a solid (see pitch drop experiment).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluid(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [L. fluidus, fr. fluere to flow: cf. F. fluide. See Fluent.]

  2. Fluid(noun)

    a fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves

    Etymology: [L. fluidus, fr. fluere to flow: cf. F. fluide. See Fluent.]

Freebase

  1. Fluid

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fluid

    flōō′id, adj. that flows, as water: liquid or gaseous.—n. a substance in which the particles can move about with greater or less freedom from one part of the body to another.—adjs. Flu′idal; Fluid′ic; Fluid′iform.—vs.t. Fluid′ify, Flu′idise, to make fluid.—ns. Flu′idism; Fluid′ity, Flu′idness, a liquid or gaseous state.—adv. Flu′idly. [Fr.,—L. fluidus, fluid—fluĕre, to flow.]

CrunchBase

  1. Fluid

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Editors Contribution

  1. fluid

    A specific form of matter.

    Blood in the human body is a form of fluid

    Submitted by MaryC on June 22, 2020  
  2. fluid

    Having a consistency that moves easily.

    The milk was fluid.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  
  3. fluid

    Matter in a liquid form.

    We can buy lighter fluid or other oils in a fluid form.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fluid' in Nouns Frequency: #1917

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fluid in a Sentence

  1. Liz Cooper:

    She asked if I was on my period because during menstruation it’s common to feel lumps or fluid in your breast, two weeks later it was still there, so I made an appointment with my doctor, got a prescription for an ultrasound, had it done and they knew right away at the ultrasound.

  2. Vouyiouklis Kellis:

    Having irregular periods can be a first sign, or even bowel movement changes or constipation. Issues with performance and muscle recovery could become problematic, untreated, if it gets severe and the body's unable to produce any thyroid hormone, everything starts to slow down. You can have memory issues, slow speech, slow movement -- you can even develop fluid around the heart and fluid in the lungs. The heart rate can also slow down.

  3. John Urbanchuk:

    I was appalled when I looked at the numbers, fluid milk consumption per capita is down by 9.7 percent in the last five years, ice cream consumption is down 3.3 percent. People are just not consuming milk, and its putting the dairy industry in a bad place.

  4. Melissa Majumdar:

    All fluids with the exception of alcohol fall under that [ fluid ] bucket.

  5. Margaret Fuller:

    Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.

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