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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fluid \Flu"id\ (fl[=u]"[i^]d), a. [L. fluidus, fr. fluere to flow: cf. F. fluide. See Fluent.] Having particles which easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable of flowing; liquid or gaseous.
Fluid \Flu"id\, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves. Note: Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes applied to electricity and magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic fluid, though not strictly appropriate; such usage has disappeared. Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce. Fluid ounce.
In the United States, a measure of capacity, in apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
Fluids of the body. (Physiol.) The circulating blood and lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle serum are the more important fluids of the body. The tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per cent of water.
Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "liquid, capable of flowing," from Middle French fluide (14c.) and directly from Latin fluidus "fluid, flowing, moist," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). Figurative use, of non-material things, "not fixed or rigid," from 1640s. Related: Fluidly.
"substance capable of flowing," 1660s, from fluid (adj.). Related: Fluidal (1869), fluidic (1821, Marmaduke Tulket).
a. 1 (context not comparable English) Of or relating to fluid. 2 In a state of flux; subject to change. n. (context physics English) Any substance which can flow with relative ease, tends to assume the shape of its container, and obeys Bernoulli's principle; a liquid, gas or plasma.
n. a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
adj. subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup" [syn: unstable]
characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape [syn: runny]
in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid) assets" [syn: liquid]
affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: mobile]
FLUID (Fast Light User Interface Designer) is a graphical editor and GUI builder that is used to produce FLTK source code. FLUID edits and saves its state in text .fl files, which can be edited in a text editor for finer control over display and behavior.
After designing the application, FLUID compiles the .fl file into a .cxx file, which defines all the objects from the .fl file, and an .h file, which declares all the global ones. FLUID also supports localization of label strings using message files and the GNU gettext or POSIX catgets interfaces.
A simple program can be made by putting all non-interface code (including a main function) into the .fl file, thus making the .cxx file a single source file to compile. Most programs are more complex than this, so other .cxx files can be written that call the FLUID functions. These .cxx files must #include the .h file, or they can #include the .cxx file so it still appears to be a single source file.
Normally the FLUID file defines one or more functions or classes, which output C++ code. Each function defines a one or more FLTK windows, and all the widgets that go inside those windows.
Widgets created by FLUID are either "named", "complex named", or "unnamed". A named widget has a legal C++ variable identifier as its name (i.e. only alphanumeric and underscore), and is defined by a global variable or class member that will point at the widget after the function defining it is called. A complex named object has punctuation such as '.' or '->' or any other symbols in its name. In this case, FLUID assigns a pointer to the widget to the name, but does not attempt to declare it. This can be used to get the widgets into structures. An unnamed widget has a blank name and no pointer is stored.
Widgets may either call a named callback function that you write in another source file, or you can supply a small piece of C++ source and FLUID will write a private callback function into the .cxx file.
Fluid (known in Japan as Depth) is a music video game developed by Opus and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game's concept is an interactive sound lab which allows the player to create dance and electronic music. The player uses a dolphin character in 'Cruise Stage' to collect samples for mixing in the 'Groove Editor'.
A fluid is defined as a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress.
Fluid may also refer to:
- FLUID, a user-interface design program
- Fluid (band), an American progressive rock band
- Fluid (web browser), a WebKit-based site-specific browser for Mac OS X
- Fluid (Lil' Fizz song), a song by rapper Lil' Fizz
- Fluid (video game), a game for the Sony PlayStation
- Fluid solution, a solution to an equation in general relativity
- The Fluid, an American rock band
- Fluid, Inc, an e-commerce services company
- A sexual orientation
Fluid is a WebKit-based site-specific browser (SSB) for Mac OS X created by Todd Ditchendorf. It has often been compared to Mozilla Prism and mentioned in Lifehacker, TechCrunch, 43 Folders, the 37 Signals blog, and on InfoWorld as a way to make web applications more like native desktop applications.
It comes natively with support for userscripts (like Greasemonkey for Mozilla Firefox) and userstyles (like Stylish for Mozilla Firefox) for the modification of the look and feel of web applications. It also integrates with Apple's Cover Flow utility.
Usage examples of "fluid".
A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.
It is useful in those diseases in which the fluids of the body are abnormally acid, as in rheumatism.
After a leaf had been left in a weak infusion of raw meat for 10 hours, the cells of the papillae had evidently absorbed animal matter, for instead of limpid fluid they now contained small aggregated masses of protoplasm, which slowly and incessantly changed their forms.
Incidentally, as a quaint but effective remedy for carious toothache, may be mentioned the common lady bird insect, Coccinella, which when captured secretes from its legs a yellow acrid fluid having a disagreeable odour.
In doses of from twenty to sixty drops of the fluid extract, administered in a cup of warm water or herb-tea on going to bed, we have found it very effectual for breaking up recent colds.
The anatomy of the nasal passages, and the various chambers and tubes that communicate therewith, is such that they cannot be reached with fluid administered with any kind of syringe or inhaling tube, or with any instrument, except one constructed to apply it upon the principle above stated.
If the discharges are very profuse, the fluid extract of cranesbill may be administered in from two to ten-drop doses alternately with the bismuth.
One of the best agents employed to make a decided impression upon the vascular system, subdue inflammation, and modify its action, is the fluid extract of veratrum viride, administered in full doses, and repeated until the system shows its effects in a decided manner.
Boil the whole again in a covered vessel, and stir the fluid well to effect the complete solution and admixture of the gum arabic.
As soon as the tentacles fully reexpand, the aggregated masses are redissolved, and the cells become filled with homogeneous purple fluid, as they were at first.
From these facts we may conclude that the protoplasmic fluid within a cell does not become aggregated unless it be in a living state, and only imperfectly if the cell has been injured.
To steel his body with the fluid motions and speed of aikido, he also took up boxing and fencing and rounded things out with acrobatics.
Not only is it an alterative and a nutritive restorative, acting upon the secretions, but it opposes putrefaction and degenerative decay of the fluids and solids.
She went to the back to relieve herself and winced as the warm, ammoniacal fluid stung her raw, torn flesh.
The ammoniacal fluid was harsh, and smelled strong, but it dissolved oils and grease on her skin and in her hair, and it killed any lice or fleas she might have picked up.