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 fluid fluid

noun

  • () a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure  ( fluid )
    a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • () continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas  ( fluid )
    continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
  • adj

  • () subject to change; variable  ( unstable, fluid )
    subject to change; variable
     a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty
    a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty
     everything was unstable following the coup
    everything was unstable following the coup
  • affording change (especially in social status)  ( fluid, mobile )
    affording change (especially in social status)
     Britain is not a truly fluid society
    Britain is not a truly fluid society
     upwardly mobile
    upwardly mobile
  • in cash or easily convertible to cash  ( fluid, liquid )
    in cash or easily convertible to cash
     liquid (or fluid) assets
    liquid (or fluid) assets
  • smooth and unconstrained in movement  ( fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth )
    smooth and unconstrained in movement
     a long, smooth stride
    a long, smooth stride
     the fluid motion of a cat
    the fluid motion of a cat
     the liquid grace of a ballerina
    the liquid grace of a ballerina
  • characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape  ( fluid, runny )
    characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape