Meaning of FLUID in English

FLUID

I. ˈflü-əd adjective

Etymology: French or Latin; French fluide, from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow; akin to Greek phlyzein to boil over

Date: 1603

1.

a. : having particles that easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass and that easily yield to pressure : capable of flowing

b. : subject to change or movement

boundaries became fluid

2. : characterized by or employing a smooth easy style

the ballerina's fluid movements

fluid recitation of his lines

3.

a. : available for various uses

a fluid computer program

b. : liquid 4

fluid assets

• flu·id·ly adverb

• flu·id·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 1661

: a substance (as a liquid or gas) tending to flow or conform to the outline of its container

• flu·id·al ˈflü-ə-d ə l adjective

• flu·id·al·ly -d ə l-ē adverb

• flu·id·like -ˌlīk adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.