from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flow or flowing.
- n. Continual change.
- n. Archaic See derivative.
- n. Archaic Differential calculus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The derivative of a function
- n. or (archaic) The action of flowing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of flowing.
- n. The matter that flows.
- n. Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state.
- n. An unnatural or excessive flow of blood or fluid toward any organ; a determination.
- n. A constantly varying indication.
- n. The infinitely small increase or decrease of a variable or flowing quantity in a certain infinitely small and constant period of time; the rate of variation of a fluent; an incerement; a differential.
- n. A method of analysis developed by Newton, and based on the conception of all magnitudes as generated by motion, and involving in their changes the notion of velocity or rate of change. Its results are the same as those of the differential and integral calculus, from which it differs little except in notation and logical method.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of flowing; fluxation; change.
- n. That which flows; that which changes; a flux.
- n. Specifically— In medicine: An abnormal flow or determination of blood or other humor to any organ, as the brain; active hyperemia. A catarrh.
- n. The running or reduction of metals to a fluid state; fusion.
- n. Something, as an indication, which constantly varies.
- n. In mathematics, the rate of change of a continuously varying quantity; the differential coefficient relatively to the time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flow or discharge
French, from Late Latin flūxiō, flūxiōn-, from Latin flūxus, flux; see flux.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)