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FLUID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fluid mean? 

FLUID (noun)
  The noun FLUID has 2 senses:

1. a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
2. a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

  Familiarity information: FLUID used as a noun is rare.


FLUID (adjective)
  The adjective FLUID has 5 senses:

1. subject to change; variable
2. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
3. smooth and unconstrained in movement
4. in cash or easily convertible to cash
5. affording change (especially in social status)

  Familiarity information: FLUID used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUID (noun)


Sense 1fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("fluid" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fluid"):

coolant (a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another)

filtrate (the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter)

liquid (a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure)


Sense 2fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("fluid" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fluid"):

gas (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

ichor ((Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods)

liquid (a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume)


FLUID (adjective)


Sense 1fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to change; variable

Synonyms:

fluid; unstable

Context examples:

a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty / everything was unstable following the coup

Similar:

changeable; changeful (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change)


Sense 2fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape

Synonyms:

runny; fluid

Similar:

liquid (existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow)


Sense 3fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smooth and unconstrained in movement

Synonyms:

fluent; fluid; smooth; liquid

Context examples:

a long, smooth stride / the fluid motion of a cat / the liquid grace of a ballerina

Similar:

graceful (characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution)


Sense 4fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In cash or easily convertible to cash

Synonyms:

fluid; liquid

Context example:

liquid (or fluid) assets

Similar:

disposable (free or available for use or disposition)


Sense 5fluid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affording change (especially in social status)

Synonyms:

fluid; mobile

Context examples:

Britain is not a truly fluid society / upwardly mobile

Similar:

changeable; changeful (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change)


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