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English adjective: fluid

1. fluid subject to change; variable


SamplesA fluid situation fraught with uncertainty.
Everything was unstable following the coup.


Synonymsunstable


Similarchangeable, changeful


Antonymsunchangeable

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


Synonymsrunny


Similarliquid


Antonymsgaseous, solid

3. fluid smooth and unconstrained in movement


SamplesA long, smooth stride.
The fluid motion of a cat.
The liquid grace of a ballerina.


Synonymsfluent, liquid, smooth


Similargraceful


Antonymsawkward

4. fluid in cash or easily convertible to cash


SamplesLiquid (or fluid) assets.


Synonymsliquid


Similardisposable


Antonymsnondisposable

5. fluid affording change (especially in social status)


SamplesBritain is not a truly fluid society.
Upwardly mobile.


Synonymsmobile


Similarchangeable, changeful


Antonymsunchangeable


English noun: fluid

1. fluid (substance) a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure


Broader (hypernym)substance


Narrower (hyponym)coolant, filtrate, ichor, liquid

2. fluid (substance) continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas


Broader (hypernym)matter


Narrower (hyponym)gas, liquid









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