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[floo-id-i-tee] /fluˈɪd ɪ ti/
the quality or state of being fluid.
  1. the ability of a substance to flow.
  2. a measure of this ability, the reciprocal of the coefficient of viscosity.
    Compare rhe.
Origin of fluidity
1595-1605; fluid + -ity
Related forms
nonfluidity, noun Unabridged
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  • It lacks the quick fluidity and instant comprehension of your native tongue.
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  • The fluidity of their dress may actually contribute to why they make so many people uneasy.
  • Both cases illustrate how social construction can impede rather than enable fluidity.
  • Animals move with a restrained fluidity that makes them stand out from inanimate objects.
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  • People are less rooted, but that means there is more fluidity in labor mobility.
  • Science, as a whole, is a venture that best works when there is fluidity and an openness in how information is shared.
  • There is complex, variable fluidity in voting behavior and people's minds.
British Dictionary definitions for fluidity


the state of being fluid
(physics) the reciprocal of viscosity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fluidity

c.1600, from French fluidité, from fluide (see fluid (adj.)), or else formed in English from fluid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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