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Definitions of fluid

  1. smooth and unconstrained in movement; " a long, smooth stride"; " the fluid motion of a cat"; " the liquid grace of a ballerina"; " liquid prose"
  2. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
  3. a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
  4. a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  5. subject to change; variable; " a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; " everything was unstable following the coup"
  6. affording change ( especially in social status); " Britain is not a truly fluid society"; " upwardly mobile"
  7. in cash or easily convertible to cash; " liquid ( or fluid) assets"
  8. Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous.
  9. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.
  10. Capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous.
  11. A substance which flows.
  12. 1. Flowing, liquid, gaseous. 2. A non- solid substance, liquid or gas.
  13. Consisting of particles which move and change their relative position without separation on the slightest pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous; as, water and air are fluid substances.
  14. A body whose particles on the slightest pressure move and change their relative position without separation; a body which yields to the slightest pressure; a liquid or gas; opposed to a solid; as, air, water, blood, chyle, are fluids. Fluids are divided into liquids, such as water and bodies in the form of water; and gaseous bodies, or aeriform fluids. Liquids have been also termed non- elastic fluids, for although they are not altogether void of elasticity, they possess it only in a small degree. Air and aeriform bodies have been called elastic fluids on account of their great elasticity.
  15. A liquid or gaseous substance.
  16. Fluidity, fluidness.
  17. Not solid; liquid or gaseous.
  18. A liquid or gas.
  19. That may flow, like water or air; liquid or gaseous.
  20. A substance whose particles readily move and change their relative position.
  21. A liquid; anything that flows like water.
  22. Movable or flowing, as water or air.
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Quotes of fluid

  1. We're more into sort of fluid structures that are simultaneously the most efficient, the most beautiful, and the most engineered. You know what I mean? We like the balance you can get in there. – Sean Booth
  2. This has been a great experience for me. The first couple of days you don't always feel too well. You adjust to the fluid shifting, how to fly through space without hitting things or anybody else. But then you get in a groove. – Laurel Clark
  3. Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. – Margaret Fuller
  4. The goal in life is to be solid, whereas the way that life works is totally fluid so you can never actually achieve that goal. – Damien Hirst
  5. If you are dyslexic, your eyes work fine, your brain works fine, but there is a little short circuit in the wire that goes between the eye and the brain. Reading is not a fluid process. – Bruce Jenner
  6. For me the meaning of my work is much more fluid – Thom Mayne
  7. Stacy had this more fluid style. You meet him, he's just such a nice guy. Tony's an awesome guy too, but back then, he was a real aggressive kid and they were in such a different place. Stacy was so sensitive and at the same time so competitive when it came to his skating. – John Robinson
  8. The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito... She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite- what if the parasites get into the system in this manner. – Ronald Ross
  9. Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust. – Marquis de Sade
  10. I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid gasoline, and cola. – Adam Savage

Usage examples for fluid

  1. Besides, the heavy igneous fluid will often, as it moves along, cut a channel into beds of soft mud and sand. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. " It is curved like an arch everywhere, and it can get up on its hind legs and stand like a wall, although it's a fluid – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  3. Hence they may still be seen laboriously at work with their shadoofs, sakiehs, and other water- wheels worked by hand or mule power, raising the fertilising fluid to a sufficient height to be discharged and flow of itself, spreading over the patches of land requiring irrigation. – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
  4. The lack of any clear aim shows itself in the fluid nature of the term " results"; to some teachers it signifies readiness for promotion, or a piece of work that presents a satisfactory external appearance, such as good writing, neat handwork, an orderly game, fluent reading. – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  5. The boys and Felix carried the cans to the designated place with the greatest care, for the fluid was precious to them. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  6. From his delight in drinking milk out of my hand, into which I pour a very little at a time, and his custom of sipping the little drops and edges of the fluid it seems probable that he drinks dew in the same manner. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  7. Good fellow the Curey is, but takes a deal of fluid – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  8. The fluid is boiled from 1 to 2 minutes and then allowed to cool of itself. – The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Lewis Webb Hill Rena S. Eckman
  9. Refined and turned into fluid by the stomach, the materials of the old net will serve for other purposes. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  10. We know it is a colored fluid and it is in all parts of the flesh and bone. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  11. However he did more harm than good, spilling several gallons of the fluid – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  12. Aside from the use of water at our summer resorts, that fluid is getting to be less and less popular. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  13. Spencer has taught the world that all social institutions are fluid and not fixed. – Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte
  14. Another mouthful was ready for exhibition purposes when some appreciative admirer enthusiastically clapped our boy between the shoulder- blades and most of his mouth's contents, fluid and solid, was swallowed. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  15. The above quantity of materials will only cost about $ 1. 50, so that the fluid will only cost about three cents a bottle. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  16. The mention of mercury and of sand as alternatives to water for the clock's fluid is another feature very prevalent in Chinese but absent in the Greek texts. – On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass by Derek J. de Solla Price
  17. We may easily find their origin in the natural obstinacy with which we treat the living like the lifeless and think all reality, however fluid under the form of the sharply defined solid. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  18. If you drop the water on red- hot iron, it instantly becomes an imperceptible mist, the mere ghost of itself, but it will ultimately become fluid again. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  19. I took up some of the fluid on a piece of paper and found it to be blood. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. On the next day the smaller eschar was quite adherent; under the large one, there was still a very little fluid – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom

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