Definition of fluidity in English:

fluidity

noun

mass noun
  • 1The ability of a substance to flow easily.

    ‘lead especially assists in the fluidity of the molten metal’
    • ‘Her body is poured into the movement with the heat and fluidity of molten glass.’
    • ‘There is no material difference in the fluidity of a betaine solution whether the pH is 5.0 or 4.6.’
    • ‘He aims for a soft, blurry touch perfectly served by the fluidity of oil.’
    • ‘One sees the weight of a block of cast iron sinking in the sand, the fluidity of water, and the viscosity of syrup.’
    • ‘He knows the forms of yellow, weight, ductility, fixity, fluidity, solution, and so on, and the methods for superinducing them.’
    • ‘Water possesses color, taste, touch, and fluidity.’
    • ‘The pseudo-solid phase comprises bundles of crystal aggregates and has no fluidity.’
    • ‘They created an image of fluidity with colored strings arranged in swags dropped from the ceiling.’
    • ‘The frozen fluidity of blown glass captures something of the organic dynamism of plant life.’
    • ‘The whey powder is guaranteed to retain its granular fluidity in very humid conditions.’
    1. 1.1 Smooth elegance or grace.
      ‘they moved with supreme skill and graceful fluidity’
      • ‘There is a fluidity of movement between them that enables the subjective experience of social interactions to occur in all domains simultaneously.’
      • ‘A dancer of exquisite instincts and a first-rate actress, she fills the astonishing fluidity of her movements with richly communicated personality.’
      • ‘The congenial figurines combine favored features of extant ceramics with postures and expressions of enhanced fluidity and liveliness.’
      • ‘He constructs a cascade of stories that bleed into each other with a baffling, hypnotic fluidity.’
      • ‘The movement, fluidity, and gracefulness of the human body contain the same lines and curves and feelings of my florals.’
      • ‘It is a piece that allows the dancers to execute fluidity, speed, shape, and the dynamic of performance dance.’
      • ‘As a nod to the contemporary lifestyle of the owners, and to add a sense of fluidity and lightness, most of the ground floor is open in plan.’
      • ‘Toward the finish, they regain their fluidity, even dance in couples—what could be more human than that?’
      • ‘The fluidity of the path into and out of the facility is one of its greatest successes.’
      • ‘Its look has been likened to rotoscoping, but it feels more solid, less amorphous, and yet it moves with greater fluidity.’
    2. 1.2 The state of being unsettled or unstable; changeability.
      ‘tactical considerations can change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation’
      • ‘The fluidity of the game is anything but constant.’
      • ‘Most people don't really understand the extraordinary fluidity of the editorial process.’
      • ‘Such tactical considerations can change rapidly, given the fluidity of the situation and the political recklessness and bellicosity that characterized his administration.’
      • ‘This eclecticism has often been confused with tokenism, but it speaks to the growing cultural fluidity of the postmodern times in which we live.’
      • ‘In today's Times, he writes about the fluidity of the American religious experience.’
      • ‘The fluidity of the historical traditions makes it impossible to sketch a definitive picture of "folk history."’
      • ‘The fluidity of ideas leads to a disorientation of familiar assumptions.’
      • ‘Depicting such a range of knowledge and experience underscores the fluidity of the ethnic child's identity as well as the child's ability to traverse boundaries imaginatively.’
      • ‘Time does not permit, nor—given the fluidity of the political process—is there much point at this stage, getting involved with the devils in the detail.’
      • ‘Closer scrutiny reveals their raw, uncanny ability to represent the complexity and fluidity of human identity.’

Pronunciation

fluidity

/fluːˈɪdɪti/