Fluid vs Fungible - What's the difference?

fluid | fungible |


As nouns the difference between fluid and fungible

is that fluid is fluid while fungible is (chiefly|in the plural) any fungible item.

As an adjective fungible is

(finance|and|commerce) able to be substituted for something of equal value or utility; interchangeable, exchangeable, replaceable.

fluid

English

Noun

(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

    Adjective

    (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.
  • fungible

    English

    (Fungibility)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (finance, and, commerce) Able to be substituted for something of equal value or utility; interchangeable, exchangeable, replaceable.
  • * 1876 [1877], , Silver and Gold and Their Relation to the Problem of Resumption , page 116:
  • Gold is fungible'. Silver is ' fungible ; that is, these metals are both so homogeneous that, if I get a pound of pure gold, for example, it is indifferent to me whether it be this pound or that pound, one is as good as another
  • * 2011 , Will Self, “The frowniest spot on Earth”, London Review of Books , XXXIII.9:
  • At the core of Kasarda’s conception of the aerotropolis lies the notion that space – unlike time – is fungible .

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, in the plural) Any fungible item.
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