Fluid vs Emulsion - What's the difference?

fluid | emulsion |

As nouns the difference between fluid and emulsion

is that fluid is fluid while emulsion is emulsion.




(wikipedia fluid)
  • (physics) 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.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid , which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}

    Derived terms

    * amber fluid * brake fluid * fluid mechanics


    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable) Of or relating to fluid.
  • In a state of flux; subject to change.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • Moving smoothly, or giving the impression of a liquid in motion.
  • (of an asset) Convertible into cash.
  • emulsion



    (wikipedia emulsion) (en noun)
  • a stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible
  • Mayonnaise is an emulsion where egg is used to keep oil and water mixed.
  • (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquid
  • the coating of photosensitive silver halide grains in a thin gelatine layer on a photographic film
  • Derived terms

    * solid emulsion * emulsify ----