Meaning of FLUID in English

FLUID

— fluidal , adj. — fluidly, fluidally , adv. — fluidness , n.

/flooh"id/ , 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 tending to change its shape.

adj.

2. pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.

3. consisting of or pertaining to fluids.

4. changing readily; shifting; not fixed, stable, or rigid: fluid movements.

5. convertible into cash: fluid assets.

[ 1595-1605; fluidus, equiv. to flu ( ere ) to flow + -idus -ID 4 ]

Syn. 2. See liquid .

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