Flux - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |flʌks|  American pronunciation of the word flux
Brit.  |flʌks|  British pronunciation of the word flux


- the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
- a flow or discharge (syn: fluxion)
- a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
- excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
- a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
the flux following the death of the emperor
- the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
- (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
- in constant change
his opinions are in flux
the newness and flux of the computer industry


- move or progress freely as if in a stream (syn: flow)
- become liquid or fluid when heated (syn: liquefy)
- mix together different elements (syn: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, fuse, meld, merge, mix)

Extra examples

...the English language is always in a state of flux...

...January typically brings a great flux of returns to department stores....

...a solid will flux more quickly under pressure...

The sea undergoes a flux and reflux as often as the moon passes the meridian.

Languages are in a constant state of flux.

The invading waters were fluxing along the wall.

Everything is in flux at the moment.

The education system is still in a state of flux.

Word forms

singular: flux
plural: fluxes
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