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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


Synonymsfluxion


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.


Synonymsflow


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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