flux

Definitions:

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  • A flow or flowing of a liquid.
  • The flowing in of the tide.
  • A continuing movement, especially in large numbers of things.
  • Constant or frequent change; fluctuation.
  • The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.
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  • The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
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  • The lines of force of an electric or magnetic field.
  • A substance that aids, induces, or otherwise actively participates in fusing or flowing, as.
  • A substance applied to a surface to be joined by welding, soldering, or brazing to facilitate the flowing of solder and prevent formation of oxides.
  • A mineral added to the metals in a furnace to promote fusing or to prevent the formation of oxides.
  • An additive that improves the flow of plastics during fabrication.
  • A readily fusible glass or enamel used as a base in ceramic work.
  • To melt; fuse.
  • To apply a flux to.
  • To become fluid.
  • To flow; stream.
  • Continuous motion.
  • In <em>enameling</em>, a colorless vitreous base, composed of silica mixed with minium or red lead and potash or carbonate of soda. See <internalXref urlencoded="fondant">fondant</internalXref>, 2.
  • In <em>botany</em>, the slimy exudation from wounds in the bark of various trees.
  • The act of flowing; a flowing, as of a fluid; flow in general, but now most commonly an occasional flow; an outpouring or effusion of anything.
  • Hence Continual change; the mode of being of that which is instantaneous, ceasing to exist as soon as it begins to exist.
  • In <em>pathology</em>, a morbid or abnormal issue or discharge of matter, as blood, mucus, or pus, from any mucous surface of the internal vessels or viscera: as, the bloody <em>flux</em> (dysentery).
  • Matter which is discharged in a flux; defluxion; excrement.
  • A flowing together; concourse; confluence.
  • Fusion; conversion to a liquid state by the operation of heat.
  • In <em>metallurgy</em>, any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalis, borax, tartar, and other saline matter, or, in large operations, limestone or fluor-spar.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, a vector which is referred to a unit of area.
  • Flowing; changing; inconstant; variable.
  • To flood; overflow.
  • In <em>medicine</em>, to cause a flux or evacuation from; salivate; purge.
  • To clear or clean out by or as if by an evacuation; relieve by purging, literally or figuratively.
  • To melt; fuse; make fluid.
  • To flow or change.
  • Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
  • The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
  • The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the <ant>reflux</ant>.
  • The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
  • Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
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  • A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge. See <er>Bloody flux</er>.
  • The matter thus discharged.
  • The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
  • To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
  • To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
  • To cause a discharge from; to purge.
  • A state of ongoing <xref>change</xref>.
  • A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to <xref>soldering</xref> or <xref>welding</xref>.
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