fluxion

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

flux +‎ -ion

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NounEdit

fluxion (countable and uncountable, plural fluxions)

  1. (obsolete, mathematics) The derivative of a function.
  2. (rare or archaic) The action of flowing.
    • 1907, E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey, Part III, XXXIII [Uniform ed., p. 299]:
      Perhaps he meant that towns are after all excrescences, grey fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.
  3. (rare or archaic) A difference or variation.

VerbEdit

fluxion (third-person singular simple present fluxions, present participle fluxioning, simple past and past participle fluxioned)

  1. (geology) To be distributed in a flowing pattern.
    • 1982, Charles James Hughes, Igneous petrology, →ISBN, page 142:
      ...pilotaxitic texture connotes abundant plagioclase microlites prominently fluxioned in an overall sub-parallel manner and locally around phenocrysts (but strictly in a holocrystalline non-glassy matrix).

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flyk.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

fluxion m (plural fluxions)

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