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  • n. A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of flowing away on all sides, as a fluid; fluidity: opposed to consistence. Also diffluency.
  • n. In zoology, specifically, the peculiar mode of disintegration or dissolution of infusorians; the “molecular effusion” of Dujardin.


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  • Meanwhile, the diffluence causes a spreading and flattening of the sarcode and swimming gives place to creeping, while the flagella violently lash.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • Though that's not a big deal for us in and of itself, there are problems here, because there's a ton of vorticity moving overhead, and how that vorticity interacts, combined with diffluence aloft and a mid-level speed max at 500 mb, as well as the approach of the trough axis at the jet stream level, creates a bulls-eye of upward vertical motion in all of the guidance products.

    MATTNOYES.NET - Weather Website & Blog

  • _d_ its west, or pole of diffluence and expansion — we have presented to us the universal quadruplicity, or four elemental forms of power; in the endless proportions and modifications of which, the innumerable offspring of all-bearing Nature consist.

    Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life.


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