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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flu·id /ˈfluəd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 flu·id /ˈfluəd/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 液 FL

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flu·id a.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flu·id, n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.
 Note:Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By analogy, the term was sometimes applied to electricity and magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic fluid, though not strictly appropriate; such usage has disappeared.
 Fluid dram, or Fluid drachm, a measure of capacity equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
 Fluid ounce. (a) In the United States, a measure of capacity, in apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains. (b) In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
 Fluids of the body. Physiol. The circulating blood and lymph, the chyle, the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal juices, the saliva, bile, urine, aqueous humor, and muscle serum are the more important fluids of the body. The tissues themselves contain a large amount of combined water, so much, that an entire human body dried in vacuo with a very moderate degree of heat gives about 66 per cent of water.
 Burning fluid, Elastic fluid, Electric fluid, Magnetic fluid, etc. See under Burning, Elastic, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with
             uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the
             coup" [syn: unstable]
      2: characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily
         changing shape [syn: runny]
      3: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
         stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of
         a ballerina"; "liquid prose" [syn: flowing, fluent, liquid,
      4: in cash or easily convertible to cash; "liquid (or fluid)
         assets" [syn: liquid]
      5: affording change (especially in social status); "Britain is
         not a truly fluid society"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: mobile]
      n 1: a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
      2: a continuous amorphous substance that tends to flow and to
         conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas