diffluence

[dif-loo-uhns]
noun
1.
the act of flowing off or away.
2.
the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence.
3.
the rate at which fluid flow diverges along an axis perpendicular to the direction of flow at a given point.
Compare divergence.


Origin:
1625–35; difflu(ent) + -ence

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