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Definition of Flux

  • The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
  • The setting in of the tide toward the shore, -- the ebb being called the reflux.
  • The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
  • Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
  • A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
  • The matter thus discharged.
  • The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
  • Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
  • To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
  • To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
  • To cause a discharge from; to purge.
  • in constant change
  • (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
  • a flow or discharge
  • the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
  • a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
  • excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
  • a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
  • the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • mix together different elements
  • become liquid or fluid when heated
  • move or progress freely as if in a stream

How to use flux in a sentence. Flux pronunciation.

The drama passes within the priest's soul; it is tied and untied by the flux and reflux of sentiments, inherent in and proper to his nature, and the weaving of a story out of the soul substance without ever seeking the aid of external circumstance seems to me a little triumph.
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This was George Haberland, who died September 30th, from flux, a prevalent disease, from which almost all of the colonists suffered at one time or another.
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Yet, though he accepted us at our face value, and began to talk of his strange discoveries there was none of the old familiar prating about matrix and flux, elixir, magisterium, magnum opus, the mastery and the quintessence, those alternate names for the philosopher's stone which Paracelsus, Simon Forman, Jerome Cardan, and the other mediaeval worthies indulged in.
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In the flux and reflux of the whirling torture of Jane's mind, that new, daring spirit of hers vanished in the old habitual order of her life.
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Then with mercury, with parsley, with nettles, with comfrey, but that gave me the bloody flux of Lombardy, which I healed by wiping me with my braguette.
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You have a flux in your purse; but take no care.
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Socio-economic systems are almost always in a condition of flux.
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Yet, though he accepted us at our face value, and began to talk of his strange discoveries there was none of the old familiar prating about matrix and flux, elixir, magisterium, magnum opus, the mastery and the quintessence, those alternate names for the philosopher's stone which Paracelsus, Simon Forman, Jerome Cardan, and the other medieval worthies indulged in.
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So x for ckes, as flax, stackes, sex, necks, six, stickes, fox, rokes, flux, bucks.
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No less a judge than our leading town lawyer, squire MANGLES, was so kind as to say that such an instance of the histrionic flux in a child of FRITZ'S years, was utterly unparalleled.
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The "histrionic flux" is a kindred disease, and would, of course, be susceptible of the same treatment.
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My lords, I doubt not but we shall appease With a calm breath this flux of discontent: To call them to a parley, questionless- PALMER.
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All that has been accomplished-the inventions, the wealth, the experience in education and government, the vast industrial and commercial systems, the administration of justice, the concerns of religion-all will pass into their control; and they who, with the help of the girls of today, must administer the world's affairs, are, or may be, in our hands now when their ideals are nascent and their whole natures in flux.
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Possibly this reorganization involved in the adolescent flux and reflection cannot be altogether avoided, but with proper care much could be done to lessen its dangers and to preserve a substantial continuity of religious experience from childhood through youth and to the end of life.
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Among Plato's many intellectual [12] predecessors, on whom in recent years much attention has been bestowed by a host of commentators after the mind of Hegel, three, whose ideas, whose words even, we really find in the very texture of Plato's work, emerge distinctly in close connexion with The Republic: Pythagoras, the dim, half-legendary founder of the philosophy of number and music; Parmenides, "My father Parmenides," the centre of the school of Elea; Heraclitus, thirdly, author of the doctrine of "the Perpetual Flux": three teachers, it must be admitted after all, of whom what knowledge we have is to the utmost degree fragmentary and vague.
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The theory of the perpetual flux was indeed an apprehension of which the full scope was only to be realised by a later age, in alliance with a larger knowledge of the natural world, a closer observation of the phenomena of mind, than was possible, even for Heraclitus, at that early day.
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In Plato's day, the Heraclitean flux, so deep down in nature itself- the flood, the fire-seemed to have laid hold on man, on the social and moral world, dissolving or disintegrating opinion, first principles, faith, establishing amorphism, so to call it, there also.
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OVER against that world of flux, Where nothing is, but all things seem, it is the vocation of Plato to set up a standard of unchangeable reality, which in its highest theoretic development becomes the world of "eternal and immutable ideas," indefectible outlines of thought, yet also the veritable things of experience: the perfect Justice, for instance, which if even the gods mistake it for perfect Injustice is not moved out of its place; the Beauty which is the same, yesterday, to-day and for ever.
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And in the nineteenth century, as on the one hand the philosophy of motion, of the "perpetual flux," receives its share of verification from that theory of development with which in various forms all modern science is prepossessed; so, on the other hand, the philosophy of rest also, of the perpetual lethargy, the Parmenidean assertion of the exclusive reign of "The One," receives an unlooked-for testimony from the modern physical philosopher, hinting that the phenomena he deals with-matter, organism, consciousness-began in a state of indeterminate, abstract indifference, with a single uneasy start in a sort of eternal sleep, a ripple on the dead, level surface.
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Now that intellectual situation illustrates the sense in which sophistry is a reproduction of the Heraclitean flux.
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Examples of Flux

Example #1
It may be that I heard what none other will hear, not through his own fault but through mine, and it may be that all ears are not tuned, or are too indifferent or indolent to listen; it is easier to hear 'Esther Waters' and to watch her struggles for her child's life than to hear the mysterious warble, soft as lake water, that abides in the heart.
Example #2
The difficulty overcome is a joy to the artist, for in his conquest over the material he draws nigh to his idea, and in this book mine was the essential rather than the daily life of the priest, and as I read for this edition I seemed to hear it.
Example #3
He had learned much during his life in Georgia, had been confirmed in June with his brother Michael, and had afterward served acceptably as a "Diener" of the Congregation.
Example #4
Before the four started to Pennsylvania, another member had taken the longer journey, and had been laid beside his brethren in the Savannah cemetery.
Example #5
This experience at least was as up-to-date as the Curies, Becquerel, Ramsay, and the rest.
Example #6
I could not help thinking that we three bespectacled figures lacked only the flowing robes to be taken for a group of mediaeval alchemists set down a few centuries out of our time in the murky light of Prescott's sanctum.