Fluxion

Flux'ion noun [ Confer French fluxion .] The act of flowing. Cotgrave. 2. The matter that flows. Wiseman. 3. Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state. 4. (Medicine) An unnatural or excessive flow of blood or fluid toward any organ; a deter...
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fluxion

The act of flowing. ... 2. The matter that flows. ... 3. Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state. ... 4. <medicine> An unnatural or excessive flow of blood or fluid toward any organ; a determination. ... 5. A constantly varying indication. 'Less to be counted than the fluxions of sun dials.' (De Quincey) ... 6. <mathematics> Th...
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Fluxion

• (n.) Fusion; the running of metals into a fluid state. • (n.) The infinitely small increase or decrease of a variable or flowing quantity in a certain infinitely small and constant period of time; the rate of variation of a fluent; an incerement; a differential. • (n.) The matter that flows. • (n.) The act of flowing. • (...
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fluxion

in mathematics, the original term for derivative (q.v.), introduced by Isaac Newton in 1665. Newton referred to a varying (flowing) quantity as a ... [1 related articles]
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