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English noun: flux

1. flux (time) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

Broader (hypernym)rate

Narrower (hyponym)neutron flux, radiant flux

2. flux (event) a flow or discharge


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing

3. flux (substance) a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed

Broader (hypernym)chemical, chemical substance

Narrower (hyponym)soldering flux

4. flux (state) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)

Broader (hypernym)pathology

5. flux (state) a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action

SamplesThe flux following the death of the emperor.

Synonymsstate of flux

Broader (hypernym)state

6. flux (phenomenon) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

Synonymsmagnetic field, magnetic flux

Broader (hypernym)field, field of force, force field

Narrower (hyponym)magnetosphere, solar magnetic field

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

Synonymsflux density

Broader (hypernym)denseness, density

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

8. flux (act) in constant change

SamplesHis opinions are in flux.
The newness and flux of the computer industry.

Broader (hypernym)change

English verb: flux

1. flux (motion) move or progress freely as if in a stream

SamplesThe crowd flowed out of the stadium.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)cockle, riffle, ripple, ruffle, transpirate, transpire, undulate

2. flux (change) become liquid or fluid when heated

SamplesThe frozen fat liquefied.

Synonymsliquefy, liquify

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)condense, dethaw, dissolve, distil, distill, fuse, melt, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. flux (change) mix together different elements

SamplesThe colors blend well.

Synonymsblend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change integrity

Narrower (hyponym)absorb, accrete, admix, alloy, blend in, conjugate, gauge, meld, melt, mix in, syncretise, syncretize

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