2. A state of uncertainty about what should be done, usually following some important event, preceding the establishment of a new direction of action: The flux following the death of the king caused much concern among the politicians.
The frequent flux in the weather patterns often causes an ice floe to flow down the river towards the sea.
2. A tank in which voltages are applied to an enlarged scale model of an electron-tube system or a reduced scale model of an aerodynamic system immersed in a poorly conducting liquid.
The equipotential lines between electrodes are traced with measuring probes, as an aid to electron-tube design.
It is also used as an aid to electron-tube design or in computing ideal fluid flow.
2. A current produced by the motion of free electrons toward a positive terminal.
The direction of electron flow is opposite to that of the current.
The intuitive power of this model is expressed in common terms; such as, "flow" and "bottleneck", but the "fluid-flow analogy" is also used to construct sophisticated models of traffic behavior.
2. The line of vehicles or people which are moving or progressing freely as if in a stream.
3. A supply of something that continues until it stops; such as, the movements of liquids, gas, or electrical charges.
4. A way of talking or thinking in an easy natural way, without any pauses or difficulties.
5. The movement of the ocean or the movement of a rising tide toward the land.
2. In physics, the continuous movement of a liquid in one direction or to move freely in one continuous mass; such as, fluids.
3. In physiology, to move through the veins and arteries of the body; a reference to the blood.
4. To be said fluently or to be expressed without hesitation and eloquently: The conversation started to flow when the subject of jobs was introduced by the company administer.
5. To be experienced very intensely, often in a way that is visible to other people: A wave of anger flowed throughout the audience when the congressman suggested increasing taxes.
6. To fall or to hang loosely and gracefully; such as, clothes or hair.
7. Oceanography, ocean or tidal water that moves toward the land as the tide rises.
8. In geology, to change shape gradually in response to pressure without the development of cracks or fissures.
9. Electric current passing continuously through something.
10. To move with a continual shifting of the component particles; such as, wheat flowing into a bin or traffic flowing through a tunnel.