from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being fluid rather than viscous
- n. A measure of the extent to which something is fluid. The reciprocal of its viscosity.
- n. The quality of being fluid or free-flowing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aëriform, or gaseous state; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being fluid, or capable of flowing; that quality of a body which renders it incapable of resisting tangential stresses. See fluid, n.
- n. Fluency; flowing character or style: opposed to rigidity or stiffness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of flowing easily
- n. a changeable quality
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So his fluidity is really hard to imitate if you have a more awkward, laboured relationship with the pen and brush.
Elisabeth's presence on the farm, along with Gerrit's absent children, suggests a certain fluidity among frontier households.
But the fluidity is natural, and the tension is constant and palpable.
Maybe, in theory, we are moving toward a more pomogendered world, one where gender fluidity is the norm and we aren't divided in a binary fashion starting at the ultrasound.
In the mid-60's GMs emphasis on styling was what came to be known as "fluidity" - that was of smooth, round lines that simply "flowed"
Certainly, there was a variety of such cases, and while we do not always know the motivations for the defendants 'actions (and doubtless not all were noble), the physical assertiveness of these women and the court's matter-of-fact handling of these matters suggests that these women's violence was no more shocking to the community than men's, indicating a certain fluidity of gender relations within the plebeian community and demonstrating that these women felt they had the right to use verbal and physical intimidation in the public sphere.
I think we can safely assume that Lweton's early days with Orson Welles informed his use of low-angled, steam and mist filled set ups, and the film does evince a stylistic fluidity, which is absent in some of the more literary films.
Thus, finding that in that substance which we call wax, fluidity, which is a simple idea that was not in it before, is constantly produced by the application of a certain degree of heat we call the simple idea of heat, in relation to fluidity in wax, the cause of it, and fluidity the effect.
And as with sexual desire, the idea of fluidity is gaining currency, as evidenced by an ever-expanding vocabulary: transgender, transsexual, transvestite, boi, heteroflexible, intersex.
Better perhaps is the idea of fluidity in the sense of the fluid editing experience that the Mercury Playback Engine creates.
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