Meaning of diffluence


Pronunciation: (dif'l-uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of flowing off or away.
  2. the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.
  3. the rate at which fluid flow diverges along an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow at a given point. Cf. divergence.
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