fluct-, flucti-, -flux, flu-, flum-, -fluent, -fluence
(Latin: flow, flowing; moving in a continuous and smooth way; wave, moving back and forth)
2. Readiness of utterance; facility of words; volubility; as fluency of speech; a speaker of remarkable fluency: "Students must demonstrate fluency in a foreign language to earn a degree."
2. Flowing in a smooth and graceful way; such as, a yacht with long, fluent curves.
3. Flowing or capable of flowing; such as, being fluid.
4. Etymology: from 1589, which came from Latin fluentem, fluens, present participle of fluere, "to flow".
2. A condition in which speech is well articulated (usually 200 or more words per minute) and grammatically correct, but which is lacking in content and meaning.
2. Smooth and unconstrained in movement.
3. Expressing oneself readily, clearly, and effectively.
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."
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.
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. Relating to, or characteristic of a fluid or referring to a substance that easily changes its shape and is capable of flowing.
2. The science, or technology, of using tiny jets of a gas or a liquid rather than electronic circuits for sensing, amplifying, or controlling certain functions.
2. The quality of being capable of flowing; that quality of certain bodies which makes them impressible to the slightest force, and by which the parts easily move or change their relative position without a separation of the mass; a liquid state; as opposed to solidity.
3. Having or showing a smooth and easy style; graceful: "The extreme fluidity of the situation has made it impossible to predict the outcome."
2. A technique in which a finely divided solid is caused to behave in the manner of a fluid by its being suspended in a moving gas or liquid; the solids treated in this way are frequently catalysts.
3. The suspension of solid particles in a rapidly moving stream of gas or vapor to induce flowing motion of the whole.
Specifically, a technique in which a finely divided solid is caused to behave in the manner of a fluid by its being suspended in a moving gas or liquid.