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A fluid, such as liquid helium, that flows with little or no friction at temperatures close to absolute zero.

su′per·flu·id′i·ty (-flo͞o-ĭd′ĭ-tē) n.
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(General Physics) physics a fluid in a state characterized by a very low viscosity, high thermal conductivity, high capillarity, etc. The only known example is that of liquid helium at temperatures close to absolute zero
(General Physics) being or relating to a superfluid
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(ˌsu pərˈflu ɪd)
a fluid having frictionless flow, high heat conductivity, and other unusual properties: helium below 2.186 K is the only known example.
su`per•flu•id′i•ty, n.
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This acted as a frame for the Wilko Wall Hanging Baskets With Liner (PS4 each) that were placed around the obelisk - a trick that will create a floral fountain effect when the plants are in full bloom and provide a stunning centrepiece.
This whole process is also known as the equatorial fountain effect. On the other hand when a geomagnetic storm sets in, it has been previously observed in several studies (e.g., [8-12]) that the EIA is also considerably enhanced, which is due to the penetration of the interplanetary electric field from high to low latitudes and which lasts for several hours [13].
A matching brooch was also displayed in the back below the waist to gather the lace for a flowing fountain effect as the short train followed behind.
It could be a simple Japanese maple turning blood red as the weather cools or the fountain effect of green silver birch leaves turning gold before they finally fall that brings your garden alive in the autumn.
His act involves downing five litres of water and then, using just his specially-trained stomach muscles, spraying the water back out in a spectacular fountain effect.
When held at the base, the glass becomes warm and the liquid heats up, causing it to rise up in a fountain effect.
Even though the improvements in the casting were remarkable, when the mold filling was simulated in casting process modeling software, a "fountain effect" was noticed at the top of the ingate.
March, 2002: Council announces that new feature - which also includes an ornamental fountain effect for cold days - should be ready in time for summer holidays.