Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Fluency; flowing character or style: opposed to rigidity or stiffness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being fluid or capable of flowing; a liquid, aëriform, or gaseous state; -- opposed to solidity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being fluid rather than viscous
  • noun countable A measure of the extent to which something is fluid. The reciprocal of its viscosity.
  • noun The quality of being fluid or free-flowing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of flowing easily
  • noun a changeable quality

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Examples

  • So his fluidity is really hard to imitate if you have a more awkward, laboured relationship with the pen and brush.

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  • But the fluidity is natural, and the tension is constant and palpable.

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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.

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  • Elisabeth's presence on the farm, along with Gerrit's absent children, suggests a certain fluidity among frontier households.

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  • But the fluidity is natural, and the tension is constant and palpable.

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  • But the fluidity is natural, and the tension is constant and palpable.

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  • 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.

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  • 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"

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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