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Smooth vs. Fluid — What's the Difference?

Smooth vs. Fluid — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Smooth and Fluid

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Smooth

Having a surface free from irregularities, roughness, or projections; even.

Fluid

In physics, a fluid is a liquid, gas, or other material that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress, or external force. They have zero shear modulus, or, in simpler terms, are substances which cannot resist any shear force applied to them.

Smooth

Free from waves or disturbances; calm
The lake is smooth today.

Fluid

A substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid
Body fluids
A bottle of cleaning fluid

Smooth

Free from hair, whiskers, or stubble
Felt his smooth cheek after the close shave.
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Fluid

(of a substance) able to flow easily
The paint is more fluid than tube watercolours

Smooth

Having a short dense flat coat. Used of dogs.

Fluid

(of a clutch or coupling) using a liquid to transmit power.

Smooth

Having a fine texture
A smooth fabric.

Fluid

A continuous, amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another and that has the tendency to assume the shape of its container; a liquid or gas.

Smooth

Having an even consistency
A smooth pudding.

Fluid

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a fluid.

Smooth

Having an even or gentle motion or movement
A smooth ride.

Fluid

Readily reshaped; pliable.

Smooth

Having no obstructions or difficulties
A smooth operation.
A smooth trip.

Fluid

Smooth and flowing; graceful
The fluid motion of a cat.

Smooth

Easy-going; serene
A smooth temperament.

Fluid

Changing or tending to change; variable
A fluid situation fraught with uncertainty.

Smooth

Not sharp or bitter in taste
A smooth wine.

Fluid

Characterized by or allowing social mobility
A fluid society.

Smooth

Delicately pleasing to the ear; not harsh or grating
A smooth voice.

Fluid

Convertible into cash
Fluid assets.

Smooth

Ingratiatingly polite and agreeable
Known for his smooth remarks.

Fluid

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.

Smooth

To make (something) even, level, or unwrinkled
Smoothed the fabric with an iron.

Fluid

A liquid as opposed to a solid or gas.

Smooth

To rid of obstructions, hindrances, or difficulties
A real estate agent who smoothed the process of applying for a mortgage.

Fluid

Intravenous fluids.

Smooth

To soothe or tranquilize; make calm
The president tried to smooth over the hurt feelings of the disputing factions.

Fluid

(not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.

Smooth

To cause to appear less harsh or severe than is the case
Don't try to smooth over their faults.

Fluid

In a state of flux; subject to change.

Smooth

To become smooth.

Fluid

Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.

Smooth

The act of smoothing.

Fluid

(of an asset) Convertible into cash.

Smooth

A smooth surface or part.

Fluid

(rare) Genderfluid.

Smooth

Having a texture that lacks friction. Not rough.

Fluid

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.

Smooth

Without difficulty, problems, or unexpected consequences or incidents.
We hope for a smooth transition to the new system.

Fluid

A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.

Smooth

Bland; glib.

Fluid

A substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure

Smooth

Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; fluent.

Fluid

A continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

Smooth

Suave; sophisticated.

Fluid

Subject to change; variable;
A fluid situation fraught with uncertainty
Everything was unstable following the coup

Smooth

(of an action) Natural; unconstrained.

Fluid

Characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape

Smooth

(of a motion) Unbroken.

Fluid

Smooth and unconstrained in movement;
A long, smooth stride
The fluid motion of a cat
The liquid grace of a ballerina
Liquid prose

Smooth

Placid, calm.

Fluid

In cash or easily convertible to cash;
Liquid (or fluid) assets

Smooth

(of an edge) Lacking projections or indentations; not serrated.

Fluid

Affording change (especially in social status);
Britain is not a truly fluid society
Upwardly mobile

Smooth

(of food or drink) Not grainy; having an even texture.

Smooth

(of a beverage) Having a pleasantly rounded flavor; neither rough nor astringent.

Smooth

Having derivatives of all finite orders at all points within the function’s domain.

Smooth

That factors completely into small prime numbers.

Smooth

Lacking marked aspiration.

Smooth

Involuntary and non-striated.

Smooth

Smoothly.

Smooth

Something that is smooth, or that goes smoothly and easily.

Smooth

A smoothing action.

Smooth

A domestic animal having a smooth coat.

Smooth

A member of an anti-hippie fashion movement in 1970s Britain.

Smooth

(statistics) The analysis obtained through a smoothing procedure.

Smooth

(transitive) To make smooth or even.

Smooth

(transitive) To reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure; to press, to flatten.
To smooth cloth with a smoothing iron

Smooth

(transitive) To make straightforward or easy.

Smooth

(transitive) To calm or palliate.
To smooth a person's temper

Smooth

To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.

Smooth

(West Country) To stroke; especially to stroke an animal's fur.
Can I smooth your cat?

Smooth

Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.
The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities.

Smooth

Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.

Smooth

Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.

Smooth

Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.
The only smooth poet of those times.
Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to joinThe varying verse, the full-resounding line.
When sage Minerva rose,From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows.

Smooth

Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.
This smooth discourse and mild behavior oftConceal a traitor.

Smooth

Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.

Smooth

Smoothly.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.

Smooth

The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.

Smooth

That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.

Smooth

To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.

Smooth

To free from obstruction; to make easy.
Thou, Abelard! the last sad office pay,And smooth my passage to the realms of day.

Smooth

To free from harshness; to make flowing.
In their motions harmony divineSo smooths her charming tones that God's own earListens delighted.

Smooth

To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.

Smooth

To give a smooth or calm appearance to.
Each perturbation smoothed with outward calm.

Smooth

To ease; to regulate.

Smooth

To flatter; to use blandishment.
Because I can not flatter and speak fair,Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive and cog.

Smooth

The act of smoothing;
He gave his hair a quick smooth

Smooth

Make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing;
Smooth the surface of the wood

Smooth

(of surfaces) make shine;
Shine the silver, please
Polish my shoes

Smooth

Free from obstructions;
Smooth the way towards peace negociations

Smooth

Having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities;
Smooth skin
A smooth tabletop
Smooth fabric
A smooth road
Water as smooth as a mirror

Smooth

Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;
He was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
The hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject
The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
Affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability

Smooth

Of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

Smooth

Not marked with wrinkles;
Unwrinkled cheeks

Smooth

Smooth and unconstrained in movement;
A long, smooth stride
The fluid motion of a cat
The liquid grace of a ballerina
Liquid prose

Smooth

Without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;
A legato passage

Smooth

Without chinks or crannies

Smooth

Lacking obstructions or difficulties;
The bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly

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