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fluid

I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French fluide, from Latin fluidus, from fluere to flow; akin to Greek phlyzein to boil over Date: 1603 1. a. having particles that easily move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass and that easily yield to pressure ; capable of flowing b. subject to change or movement <
boundaries became fluid
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2. characterized by or employing a smooth easy style <
the ballerina's fluid movements
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<
fluid recitation of his lines
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3. a. available for various uses <
a fluid computer program
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b. liquid 4 <
fluid assets
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fluidly adverbfluidness noun II. noun Date: 1661 a substance (as a liquid or gas) tending to flow or conform to the outline of its container • fluidal adjectivefluidally adverbfluidlike adjective

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