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Definition of Flux


  1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
  2. The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux.
  3. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
  4. Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
  5. A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
  6. The matter thus discharged.
  7. The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
  8. Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
  9. To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
  10. To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
  11. To cause a discharge from; to purge.

Flux Quotations

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
George Soros

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Camille Paglia

'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.
William James

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Susan Sontag

Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.
John Locke
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Flux Translations

flux in Italian is fluviale
flux in Spanish is flujo

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