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c) fluctuation, movement or change
to be in flux: im Wandel begriffen sein
flux of money [bank.]: der Geldumlauf
flux: die Durchflussmenge
flux: der Kraftfluss
flux: das Flussmittel (beim Löten)
energy flux: der Energiestrom
"Europe’s families in flux. Single dads, unwed parents and gay couples
are changing European attitudes toward a once-sacred institution."
(Time Magazine headline, 17 September 2001)
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Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle
French, from Medieval Latin fluxus, from Latin, flow, from fluere to flow
Date: 14th century
1 : a flowing of fluid from the body; especially
2 : a continuous moving on or passing by (as of a stream)
3 : a continued flow : FLOOD
4 a : INFLUX b : CHANGE, FLUCTUATION
5 : a substance used to promote fusion (as of metals or minerals);
especially : one (as rosin) applied to surfaces to be joined by soldering,
brazing, or welding to clean and free them from oxide and promote their
6 : the rate of transfer of fluid, particles, or energy across a given
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