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Effusion vs Flux - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between effusion and flux

is that effusion is a liquid outpouring while flux is the act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.

As a verb flux is

to use flux.

As an adjective flux is

{{cx|archaic|lang=en}} Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.




(en noun)
  • a liquid outpouring.
  • (by extension) a speech or emotion outpouring.
  • * 1930; , (Morrie Ryskind), (Bert Kalmar), (Harry Ruby); (Animal Crackers) , (Paramount Pictures)
  • Captain Spaulding: My friends, I am highly gratified by this magnificent display of effusion ...
  • (medicine) the seeping of fluid into a body cavity; the fluid itself
  • flux


    (wikipedia flux)


  • The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • By the perpetual flux of the liquids, a great part of them is thrown out of the body.
  • A state of ongoing change.
  • The schedule is in flux at the moment.
  • * Trench
  • Her image has escaped the flux of things, / And that same infant beauty that she wore / Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
  • * Felton
  • Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux .
  • A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
  • It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.
  • (physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.
  • That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.
  • (archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
  • (archaic) diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body
  • The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.
  • Antonyms

    * (state of ongoing change) stasis

    Derived terms

    * black flux * electric flux * fluxlike * luminous flux * magnetic flux * white flux


  • To use flux.
  • You have to flux the joint before soldering.
  • To melt.
  • To flow as a liquid.
  • Adjective

  • Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
  • * a'' 1677 , (Isaac Barrow), "On Contentment", Sermon XL, in ''The Theological Works , Volume 2, Clarendon Press, 1818, page 375
  • The flux nature of all things here.