fluid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fl'id), [key]
— n.
  1. a substance, as a liquid or gas, that is capable of flowing and that changes its shape at a steady rate when acted upon by a force tending to change its shape.
  1. pertaining to a substance that easily changes its shape; capable of flowing.
  2. consisting of or pertaining to fluids.
  3. changing readily; shifting; not fixed, stable, or rigid: fluid movements.
  4. convertible into cash: fluid assets.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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