Meaning of FLUX in English

n. & v.


1. a process of flowing or flowing out.

2 an issue or discharge.

3 continuous change (in a state of flux).

4 Metallurgy a substance mixed with a metal etc. to promote fusion.

5 Physics a the rate of flow of any fluid across a given area. b the amount of fluid crossing an area in a given time.

6 Physics the amount of radiation or particles incident on an area in a given time.

7 Electr. the total electric or magnetic field passing through a surface.

8 Med. an abnormal discharge of blood or excrement from the body.


1. tr. & intr. make or become fluid.

2 tr. a fuse. b treat with a fusing flux.

Etymology: ME f. OF flux or L fluxus f. fluere flux- flow

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.