flux flux  /f ˈləks/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  2. (n) a flow or discharge
  3. (n) a substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
  4. (n) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
  5. (n) a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
  6. (n) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
  7. (n) (physics) the number of changes in energy flow across a given surface per unit area
  8. (n) in constant change
  9. (v) move or progress freely as if in a stream
  10. (v) become liquid or fluid when heated
  11. (v) mix together different elements

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, adding to the sense that this entire industry is in flux, musicians' other means of income from T-shirt sales to concert tours are booming.
  2. Screen culture is a world of constant flux, of endless sound bites, quick cuts and half-baked ideas.
  3. Things were breaking and were in a lot of flux.

News

  1. In/Flux: Sony's edge on MSFT Xbox One. App reveals mayor candidates' insecurities. AMZN-born men's shopping haven.

    Meet In/Flux, Crosscut's weekly round-up of local tech news.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Crosscut

  2. Flux Power's New Advanced Lithium Battery Pack Completes Third Successful Commercial Pilot

    ESCONDIDO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flux Power ®  Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), a fully reporting company and an innovator in durable, scalable, and affordable advanced energy storage systems, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Artists for Flux Night 2013 announced

    The artists and performers to be included in Flux Night 2013 , the annual Castleberry Hill evening-long arts festival, were announced this morning. Flux Projects gave the scoop to local arts blog ArtsATL , who note that, aside from long-standing Flux favorites Micah and Whitney Stansell, this year's lineup is completely new to the festival.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

Quotes

  1. "I think most guys are fairly flexible when it comes to things like that," first baseman Lance Berkman told the Houston media. "Guys are released and sent down and called up all the time. So the roster is always in flux and it's just part of...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Lance Berkman Source: Milford Daily News

  2. For his part, Mr Fillon said "There is a demand for change. Never have the risks of inertia been so great for France as they are now in this world in flux where everyone across the world is trying to change quicker than the others, where any delay...
    on May 18, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: EUobserver.com

  3. "The Kansas State family is in flux right now," Snyder said at a news conference Monday. "I want to be able to help. I want to be able to soothe the waters. I've learned some lessons and there are some things I will do to encompass my...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Bill Snyder Source: USA Today

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