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flu·id

 (flo͞o′ĭd)
n.
A continuous, amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another and that has the tendency to assume the shape of its container; a liquid or gas.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a fluid.
2. Readily reshaped; pliable.
3. Smooth and flowing; graceful: the fluid motion of a cat.
4.
a. Changing or tending to change; variable: a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty.
b. Characterized by or allowing social mobility: a fluid society.
5. Convertible into cash: fluid assets.

[From Middle English, flowing, from Old French fluide, from Latin fluidus, from fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flu·id′i·ty (-ĭd′ĭ-tē), flu′id·ness n.
flu′id·ly adv.
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fluid

(ˈfluːɪd)
n
(General Physics) a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress
adj
1. (General Physics) capable of flowing and easily changing shape
2. (General Physics) of, concerned with, or using a fluid or fluids
3. constantly changing or apt to change
4. smooth in shape or movement; flowing
[C15: from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow]
ˈfluidal adj
ˈfluidness n
ˈfluidly, ˈfluidally adv
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flu•id

(ˈflu ɪd)

n.
1. a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force.
adj.
2. pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.
3. consisting of or pertaining to fluids.
4. changing easily or readily; not fixed, stable, or rigid.
5. smooth and flowing: fluid movements.
6. convertible into cash; liquid: fluid assets.
[1595–1605; < Latin fluidus flowing freely, derivative of fluere to flow]
flu′id•al, adj.
flu′id•ly, flu′id•al•ly, adv.
flu′id•ness, n.
synonym: See liquid.
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flu·id

(flo͞o′ĭd)
A substance, such as air or water, in which the atoms or molecules can freely move past one another. Fluids flow easily and take on the shape of their containers. All liquids and gases are fluids.

fluidity (flo͞o-ĭd′ĭ-tē) noun
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fluid

1. A substance which can flow because its particles are not fixed in position. Liquids and gases are fluids.
2. A (gas or liquid) substance which takes the shape of its container.
3. Used to distinguish units of liquid (fluid) volume as opposed to dry (solid) volume.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluid - a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressurefluid - a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
coolant - a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another; "he added more coolant to the car's radiator"; "the atomic reactor used a gas coolant"; "lathe operators use an emulsion of oil and water as a coolant for the cutting tool"
filtrate - the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
ichor - (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
2.fluid - continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
Adj.1.fluid - subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
2.fluid - characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
liquid - existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances"
3.fluid - smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
4.fluid - in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets"
disposable - free or available for use or disposition; "every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire"; "disposable assets"
5.fluid - affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
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fluid

noun
1. liquid, solution, juice, liquor, sap Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids.
adjective
1. flowing, easy, natural, smooth, elegant, graceful, fluent, effortless, feline, sinuous long fluid dresses His painting became more fluid.
3. liquid, running, flowing, watery, molten, melted, runny, liquefied, in solution, aqueous List the fluid and cellular components of blood.
liquid set, hard, firm, solid, rigid
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fluid

adjective
1. Changing easily, as in expression:
2. Marked by facility, especially of expression:
3. Capable of or liable to change:
Archaic: various.
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Translations
سائِلسائِل، مائِعسائِل، مادَّه سائِلَهسَلِس، رشيقغير ثابِت، مُتَغَيِّر
plynulýtekutinatekutýproměnlivýfluidum
flydendegraciøsvæske
fluidineste
cseppfolyós állapotban levõfolyadék
fljótandimjúkur og òokkafullursveigjanlegurvökvi
액체
dujinė medžiagaskysta medžiagaskystasskystistakumas
līgansmainīgsnepastāvīgsplūstošsšķidra viela
fluidum
spremenljivtekočina
vätska

fluid

[ˈfluːɪd]
A. ADJ [substance, movement] → fluido; [plan, arrangements] → flexible; [opinions] → variable
B. N (Phys) → fluido m (Physiol) → fluido m, líquido m
drink plenty of fluidstome mucho líquido, beba mucho
C. CPD fluid ounce Nonza f líquida
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fluid

[ˈfluːɪd]
n
(= liquid) → fluide m
(in diet)liquide m
adj
[movement] → fluide
[line, design] → fluide
(= volatile) [situation] → fluide
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fluid

nFlüssigkeit f; loss of fluidsFlüssigkeitsverlust m; she can only take fluidssie kann nur flüssige Nahrung zu sich (dat)nehmen
adj
(lit)flüssig
(fig) movementflüssig; shape, paintingfließend
(fig: = variable) situationungewiss; his plans are still fluidseine Pläne stehen noch nicht fest
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fluid

[ˈfluːɪd]
1. adj (substance, movement) → fluido/a; (plan, arrangements) → flessibile, elastico/a
2. nfluido, liquido; (in diet) → liquido
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fluid

(ˈfluid) noun
1. a substance (liquid or gas) whose particles can move about freely.
2. any liquid substance. cleaning fluid.
adjective
1. able to flow like a liquid. a fluid substance.
2. smooth and graceful. fluid movements.
3. (of arrangements, plans etc) able to be changed easily. My holiday plans are fluid.
fluˈidity noun
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flu·id

n. líquido, fluido; secreción.
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fluid

n líquido, fluido; amniotic — líquido amniótico; body — fluido or líquido corporal or del cuerpo; cerebrospinal — (CSF) líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR); pleural — líquido pleural; seminal — líquido seminal; synovial — líquido sinovial
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They form not only individual phenocrysts but also fluidally arranged groundmass.
The well-preserved igneous texture of fresh trachyandesite is trachytic as shown by fluidally aligned plagioclase laths up to 0.7 mm long.
Matrix formed by continuous cooling of interstitial melt is fluidally arranged around (micro)pheno-crysts.