What does fluid mean?

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ˈflu ɪdflu·id

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluidnoun

    a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

  2. fluidadjective

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

  3. fluid, unstableadjective

    subject to change; variable

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

  4. fluid, runnyadjective

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

  5. fluent, fluid, liquid, smoothadjective

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

    "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"

  6. fluid, liquidadjective

    in cash or easily convertible to cash

    "liquid (or fluid) assets"

  7. fluid, mobileadjective

    affording change (especially in social status)

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

Wiktionary

  1. fluidnoun

    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. fluidadjective

    Of, or relating to fluid.

  3. fluidadjective

    In a state of flux; subject to change.

  4. fluidadjective

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

  5. fluidadjective

    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. Fluidadjective

    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. Fluidnoun

    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  

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  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. Todd Geiler:

    At this time, they just want contact through the original channels, this is such a fluid situation, going hour to hour.

  2. Thomas Marcotte:

    There's a really strong push in the field to see what we can do to better determine impairment and behavioral function rather than just rely on fluid measures.

  3. David Bowdich:

    It is a possibility but we don't know yet, it's incredibly fluid.

  4. Steven King, The Stand:

    The glory of a good tale is that it is limitless and fluid; a good tale belongs to each reader in its own particular way.

  5. Francis Egan:

    We have in effect increased the concentration of the fluid so essentially there is more sand and less water, we may still have events reaching the 0.5 limit but hopefully not as many.

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