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1. A substance whose molecules flow freely, so that it has no fixed shape and little resistance to outside stress: "Capable of flowing freely like water."
2. A substance that is able to flow freely; a liquid substance: "Please check the fluids in the car's engine."
3. A non-solid state of matter in which the atoms or molecules are free to move past each other; such as, in a gas or a liquid.
4. Used to describe something that can change easily or that changes often: "Boundaries between the farms were very fluid."
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(Greek: fluid [distinct from blood] that flows through the veins of the gods; by extension, "watery part of blood or milk," used in the sense of "thin, serous or sanious fluid, especially from a wound or sore")
(Latin: flow, fluid, wave)
(Greek: choledochos, from chole, "bile" + dechomai, "to receive"; the common bile duct or tube; conveying bile; containing bile, which is a yellow-green fluid that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and passes through the common bile duct into the first section of the small intestine or duodenum where it helps to digest fat)
(Greek (khylos) > Latin (chylus): juice, to pour; pertaining to chyle, the milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat that is a product of the digestive process)
(Greek: sac or bladder which contains fluid [or gas, as in pneumatocyst]; urinary bladder)
(Greek: water, yellowish fluid; connected with, or containing, lymph, a transparent fluid that is derived from body tissue and conveyed to the bloodstream by the lymphatic vessels)
(Greek: mucus; a protective secretion from the mucous membranes in the nose, throat, and lungs; a thick fluid produced by the linings of some tissues of the body and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes)
(Greek: pemphix, "blister"; blistering skin diseases or a swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation; a bump or small swelling on or beneath the skin)
(Greek: pus; purulent, an infection or foreign material that causes a thick whitish-yellow fluid which results from the accumulation of white blood cells)
(fluid of life from ancestors, parents, and transfusions; something that survives by circulating)
(Latin: spittle, the fluid secreted in the mouth)
(Greek > Latin: tube, pipe, or hose; a tube or pipe from which water or fluid springs out)
Word Entries containing the term: “fluid
computational fluid dynamics, CFD (noun) (a plural used as a singular)
The application of computer technology to make quantitative analyses and predictions concerning the behavior of fluids: The computational fluid dynamics predicts the behavior of fluids in motion and of the effects of movements around objects by using numerical methods.
electrically active fluid
A fluid in which the properties are altered by either an electric field (electrorheological fluid) or a magnetic field (ferrofluid).
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electrorheological fluid
1. A colloidal suspension of finely divided particles in a carrier liquid, usually an insulating oil, is which rheological properties are changed through an increase in resistance when an electric field is applied.
2. A class of liquid which stiffens into a semi-solid when subjected to a electric field.

Electrorheological fluids are commonly colloidal suspensions, and their stiffening under an electric field is reversible.

Under the electric field, electrorheological fluids form fibrous structures that are parallel to the applied field and can increase in viscosity by a factor of up to 105.

Lithium polymethacrylate is an example of an electrorheological fluid.

This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 79)
fluid dynamics
The scientific study of fluids in motion; such as, gases and liquids.
fluid geometry
The distribution of fluids in the rocks of a reservoir, as influenced by the rock's composition, porosity, method of producing saturation, and the degree of moisture characteristics.
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fluid mechanics
1. The scientific study of the mechanical properties of fluids (gases and liquids) in motion or at rest, including the observation, description, and mathematical computation of the behavior of fluids.
2. The experimental and mathematical-computational study of the mechanical behavior of fluids.

Fluid mechanics includes the transfer of heat and matter resulting from motion of the fluid, and the driving of the fluid motion due to differences in density which may be induced by temperature, as well as the effects due to temperature dependency of the constants of materials; for example, the viscosity.

3. The study of fluids and gases at rest and in motion which can be divided into hydrostatics, the behavior of liquids at rest; hydrodynamics, the behavior of liquids in motion; and aerodynamics, the behavior of gases in motion.

Hydrostatics takes into account the forces exerted by a liquid in all directions, not just the downward gravitational pull; such as, the upward force exerted on a submerged object that causes bouyancy.

Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid flow and fluid friction, or viscosity.

Aerodynamics is the study of the motion of gases which is most often applied to the study of air and the motion of solid bodies in it.

—Excerpts from "Fluid Mechanics", Encyclopedia of Science and Technology;
Routledge; New York; 2001; page 200.
fluid mechanics
The science concerned with fluids, either at rest or in motion, and dealing with pressures, velocities, and accelerations in the fluid, including fluid deformation and compression or expansion.
fluid pressure
The pressure exerted by a confined fluid in static equilibrium, equal in all directions and perpendicular to the surface confining it.
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fluid-flow analogy
In transportation engineering, a conceptual model of traffic flow based on the behavior of fluids.

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.

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labyrinthine fluid
The fluid separating the osseous and the membranous labyrinths of the inner ear.
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magnetic fluid
A fluid composed of solid magnetic particles of subdomain size colloidally dispersed in a liquid carrier; used in inertial dampers, fluid-cooled loudspeakers, and ink-jet printing.
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real flow of fluid
In physics, a flow that takes into consideration the energy lost by the flowing fluid through friction with the boundaries restricting its motion.
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brake fluid
Jan knows a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.
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fluid mechanics
The study of fluids (liquids or gases) and their properties.

This includes hydrostatics, or the study of fluids at rest, and hydrodynamics or fluid dynamics, the study of fluids in motion.