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Flux vs. Flow — What's the Difference?

Flux vs. Flow — What's the Difference?

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Flux

Flux describes any effect that appears to pass or travel (whether it actually moves or not) through a surface or substance. A flux is a concept in applied mathematics and vector calculus which has many applications to physics.
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Flow

To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
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Flux

The action or process of flowing or flowing out
The flux of ions across the membrane
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Flow

To issue in a stream; pour forth
Sap flowed from the gash in the tree.
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Flux

An abnormal discharge of blood or other matter from or within the body.
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Flow

To circulate, as the blood in the body.
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Flux

Continuous change
Since the fall of the wall Berlin has been a city in flux
The whole political system is in a state of flux
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Flow

To move with a continual shifting of component particles
Wheat flowing into the bin.
Traffic flowing through the tunnel.
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Flux

A substance mixed with a solid to lower its melting point, used especially in soldering and brazing metals or to promote vitrification in glass or ceramics.
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Flow

To proceed steadily and easily
The preparations flowed smoothly.
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Flux

Treat (a metal object) with a flux to promote melting.
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Flow

To exhibit a smooth or graceful continuity
The poem's cadence flowed gracefully.
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Flux

A flow or flowing of a liquid.
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Flow

To hang loosely and gracefully
The cape flowed from his shoulders.
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Flux

The flowing in of the tide.
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Flow

To rise. Used of the tide.
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Flux

A continuing movement, especially in large numbers of things
A flux of sensation.
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Flow

To arise; derive
Many conclusions flow from this hypothesis.
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Flux

Constant or frequent change; fluctuation
"The constant flux of people and groups ensures that human gene pools will always be mixed" (Steve Olson).
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Flow

To be abundant; teem
Coffers flowing with treasure.
Wine flowing at the celebration.
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Flux

(Medicine) The discharge of large quantities of fluid material from the body, especially the discharge of watery feces from the intestines.
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Flow

To move from one place to another in large numbers
Contributions flowed in from all parts of the country.
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Flux

The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface.
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Flow

To menstruate.
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Flux

See flux density.
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Flow

To undergo plastic deformation without cracking or breaking. Used of rocks, metals, or minerals.
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Flux

The lines of force of an electric or magnetic field.
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Flow

To release as a flow
Trees flowing thin sap.
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Flux

A substance applied to a surface to be joined by welding, soldering, or brazing to facilitate the flowing of solder and prevent formation of oxides.
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Flow

To cause to flow
"One of the real keys to success is developing a system where you can flow traffic to yourselves" (Marc Klee).
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Flux

A mineral added to the metals in a furnace to promote fusing or to prevent the formation of oxides.
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Flow

The act of flowing.
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Flux

An additive that improves the flow of plastics during fabrication.
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Flow

The smooth motion characteristic of fluids.
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Flux

A readily fusible glass or enamel used as a base in ceramic work.
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Flow

A stream or current.
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Flux

To melt; fuse.
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Flow

A flood or overflow.
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Flux

To apply a flux to.
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Flow

A residual mass that has stopped flowing
A hardened lava flow.
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Flux

To become fluid.
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Flow

A continuous output or outpouring
A flow of ideas.
Produced a steady flow of stories.
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Flux

To flow; stream.
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Flow

A continuous movement or circulation
The flow of traffic.
A flow of paperwork across his desk.
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Flux

The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
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Flow

The amount that flows in a given period of time.
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Flux

A state of ongoing change.
The schedule is in flux at the moment.
Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
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Flow

The rising of the tide.
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Flux

A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.
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Flow

Continuity and smoothness of appearance.
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Flux

(physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity), especially an electric or magnetic field, through a given surface.
That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.
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Flow

A general movement or tendency
A dissenter who went against the flow of opinion.
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Flux

(archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
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Flow

The sequence in which operations are performed.
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Flux

(archaic) Diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body.
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Flow

An apparent ease or effortlessness of performance
"An athlete must learn to forget the details of his or her training to achieve the instinctive sense of flow that characterizes a champion" (Frederick Turner).
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Flux

The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
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Flow

Menstrual discharge.
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Flux

(transitive) To use flux on.
You have to flux the joint before soldering.
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Flow

Movement in people or things characterized with a continuous motion, involving either a non solid mass or a multitude.
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Flux

(transitive) To melt.
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Flow

The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
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Flux

(intransitive) To flow as a liquid.
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Flow

(math) A formalization of the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid, as a group action of the real numbers on a set.
The notion of flow is basic to the study of ordinary differential equations.
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Flux

(uncommon) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
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Flow

The rising movement of the tide.
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Flux

The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream; constant succession; change.
By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.
Her image has escaped the flux of things,And that same infant beauty that she woreIs fixed upon her now forevermore.
Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
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Flow

Smoothness or continuity.
The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.
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Flux

The setting in of the tide toward the shore, - the ebb being called the reflux.
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Flow

The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.
Other devices measure water flow in streams fed by melted ice.
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Flux

The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
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Flow

A flow pipe, carrying liquid away from a boiler or other central plant (compare with return pipe which returns fluid to central plant).
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Flux

Any substance or mixture used to promote the fusion of metals or minerals, as alkalies, borax, lime, fluorite.
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Flow

(psychology) A mental state characterized by concentration, focus and enjoyment of a given task.
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Flux

A fluid discharge from the bowels or other part; especially, an excessive and morbid discharge; as, the bloody flux or dysentery. See Bloody flux.
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Flow

The emission of blood during menstruation.
Tampons can be small or large, slender or thick. From “slender” to “super”, you can pick the size that matches your flow.
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Flux

The quantity of a fluid that crosses a unit area of a given surface in a unit of time.
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Flow

The ability to skilfully rap along to a beat.
The production on his new mixtape is mediocre but his flow is on point.
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Flux

Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
The flux nature of all things here.
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Flow

(software) The sequence of steps taken in a piece of software to perform some action.
Login flow
Search flow
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Flux

To affect, or bring to a certain state, by flux.
He might fashionably and genteelly . . . have been dueled orfluxed into another world.
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Flow

(Scotland) A morass or marsh.
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Flux

To cause to become fluid; to fuse.
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Flow

(intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.
Rivers flow from springs and lakes.
Tears flow from the eyes.
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Flux

To cause a discharge from; to purge.
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Flow

(intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.
Wealth flows from industry and economy.
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Flux

The rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
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Flow

(intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.
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Flux

A flow or discharge
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Flow

(intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
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Flux

A substance added to molten metals to bond with impurities that can then be readily removed
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Flow

(intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.
A flowing mantle; flowing locks
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Flux

Excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
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Flow

(intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.
The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
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Flux

A state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action;
The flux following the death of the emperor
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Flow

To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
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Flux

The lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
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Flow

(transitive) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
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Flux

(physics) the number of flux changes per unit area
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Flow

(transitive) To cover with varnish.
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Flux

In constant change;
His opinions are in flux
The newness and flux of the computer industry
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Flow

(intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
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Flux

Move or progress freely as if in a stream;
The crowd flowed out of the stadium
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Flow

To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.
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Flux

Become liquid or fluid when heated;
The frozen fat liquefied
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Flow

To become liquid; to melt.
The mountains flowed down at thy presence.
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Flux

Mix together different elements;
The colors blend well
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Flow

To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.
Those thousand decencies that daily flowFrom all her words and actions.
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Flow

To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.
Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.
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Flow

To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.
In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.
The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.
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Flow

To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.
The imperial purple flowing in his train.
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Flow

To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.
The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.
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Flow

To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.
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Flow

To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
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Flow

To cover with varnish.
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Flow

A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.
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Flow

A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.
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Flow

Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
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Flow

The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.
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Flow

A low-lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.
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Flow

The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
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Flow

The amount of fluid that flows in a given time
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Flow

The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
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Flow

Any uninterrupted stream or discharge
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Flow

Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously;
A stream of people emptied from the terminal
The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors
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Flow

Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;
Two streams of development run through American history
Stream of consciousness
The flow of thought
The current of history
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Flow

The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause;
The women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
A woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
The semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females
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Flow

Move or progress freely as if in a stream;
The crowd flowed out of the stadium
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Flow

Move along, of liquids;
Water flowed into the cave
The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
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Flow

Cause to flow;
The artist flowed the washes on the paper
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Flow

Be abundantly present;
The champagne flowed at the wedding
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Flow

Fall or flow in a certain way;
This dress hangs well
Her long black hair flowed down her back
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Flow

Cover or swamp with water
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Flow

Undergo menstruation;
She started menstruating at the age of 11
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