Fluxional

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fluxional Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fluxion or fluxions; variable; inconstant. "The merely human,the temporary and fluxional ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fluxional Subject to flux or change; variable; inconstant.
    • fluxional In mathematics, pertaining to or solved by the method of fluxions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Fluxional variable: inconstant
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Quotations

  • Edward M. Forster
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    “Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. fluxusfluĕre, to flow.

Usage

In literature:

His theoretic notions were fluent; and when minds less plastic than his own attempted to render those fluxional images rigid, he rebelled.
"Faraday As A Discoverer" by John Tyndall
Brings on white fluxions.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The discovery of fluxions, which he claimed, was contested by Leibnitz, and led to a long and bitter controversy between the two philosophers.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Mr. Fluxion came on deck with a pair of handcuffs.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
Oh, by the sowl of Isaac, that invented fluxions, what's this for?
"The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Returning to France, he translated Hales's Vegetable Statics and Newton's Treatise on Fluxions.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
Returning to France, he translated Hales's 'Vegetable Statics' and Newton's 'Treatise on Fluxions.
"Evolution, Old & New" by Samuel Butler
Mr. Fluxion called Captain Terrill, and the order was given to pipe all hands.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
At the request of the principal, Mr. Fluxion acted as interpreter in the conversation with the Dutch skipper.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Mr. Fluxion was the first vice-principal in charge of the Josephine.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
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In news:

Cellectricon, Fluxion Settle Microfluidic Cellular Analysis IP Dispute.
Fluxion Registers South San Francisco Facility as Medical Device Establishment With FDA.
At a dingy shop in downtown Fluxion City, you can buy, for only $29.95, the suitcase of a desperate man.
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