flux vs fuse what difference

what is difference between flux and fuse

English

Etymology

From Old French flux, from Latin fluxus (flow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flʌks/
  • Rhymes: -ʌks

Noun

flux (countable and uncountable, plural fluxes)

  1. The act of flowing; a continuous moving on or passing by, as of a flowing stream.
    • 1730, John Arbuthnot, An Essay Concerning the Nature of Aliments
      By [] the perpetual Flux of the Liquids, a great part of the Liquids is thrown out of the Body.
    • 1991, Mann, H., Fyfe, W., Tazaki, K., & Kerrich, R., Biological Accumulation of Different Chemical Elements by Microorganisms from Yellowstone National Park, USA. Mechanisms And Phylogeny Of Mineralization In Biological Systems, 357-362.
      Investigation of the silica budget for the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins of Yellowstone National Park by Truesdell et al. suggest that the present fluxes of hotspring water and thermal energy may have been continuous for at least the past 10,000 yr.
  2. A state of ongoing change.
    The schedule is in flux at the moment.
    Languages, like our bodies, are in a continual flux.
    • 1856, Richard Chenevix Trench, On the Death of an Infant
      Her image has escaped the flux of things, / And that same infant beauty that she wore / Is fixed upon her now forevermore.
  3. A chemical agent for cleaning metal prior to soldering or welding.
    It is important to use flux when soldering or oxides on the metal will prevent a good bond.
  4. (physics) The rate of transfer of energy (or another physical quantity) through a given surface, specifically electric flux, magnetic flux.
    That high a neutron flux would be lethal in seconds.
  5. (archaic) A disease which causes diarrhea, especially dysentery.
  6. (archaic) Diarrhea or other fluid discharge from the body.
  7. The state of being liquid through heat; fusion.

Antonyms

  • (state of ongoing change): stasis

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

flux (third-person singular simple present fluxes, present participle fluxing, simple past and past participle fluxed)

  1. (transitive) To use flux on.
    You have to flux the joint before soldering.
  2. (transitive) To melt.
  3. (intransitive) To flow as a liquid.

Related terms

  • fluxion

Adjective

flux (not comparable)

  1. (uncommon) Flowing; unstable; inconstant; variable.
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, “On Contentment”, Sermon XL, in The Theological Works, Volume 2, Clarendon Press, 1818, page 375:
      The flux nature of all things here.

Related terms

  • fluxional

Related terms

  • fluctuant

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fluxus. Doublet of fluix.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfluks/

Noun

flux m (plural fluxos)

  1. flow

Related terms

  • fluir

Further reading

  • “flux” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fluxus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fly/

Noun

flux m (plural flux)

  1. flow
  2. flood, flood tide
    Antonym: reflux
  3. (figuratively) flood (an abundance of something)

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “flux” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old French

Noun

flux m (oblique plural flux, nominative singular flux, nominative plural flux)

  1. diarrhea (rapid passage of fecal matter through the bowels)

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French flux.

Noun

flux n (plural fluxuri)

  1. flow (the flow of the tide)

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from French flux. Doublet of flujo and flojo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfluks/, [ˈfluks]

Noun

flux m (plural fluxes)

  1. (card playing) flush (hand consisting of all cards with the same suit)
  2. (Venezuela, colloquial, Dominican Republic, dated) suit (set of clothes)
    Synonyms: terno, traje

Further reading

  • “flux” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fyo͞oz, IPA(key): /fjuːz/
  • Hyphenation: fuse
  • Rhymes: -uːz

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Italian fuso and French fusée, from Latin fūsus (spindle).

Noun

fuse (plural fuses)

  1. A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
    Synonym: fuze (US)
  2. (manufacturing, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
    Synonym: fuze
  3. (electrical engineering) A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit, containing a component that melts and interrupts the current when too high a load is passed through it.
  4. (figuratively) Indicating a tendency to lose one’s temper.
  5. A friction match for smokers’ use, having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
  6. A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
Usage notes

Professional publications about explosives and munitions distinguish the fuse and fuze spellings. The latter is preferred for the sense “mechanism that ignites the charge”.

Derived terms
  • blow a fuse
  • fusebox
  • fuse wire
  • short fuse
Translations

Etymology 2

Back-formation from fusion (to melt).

Verb

fuse (third-person singular simple present fuses, present participle fusing, simple past and past participle fused)

  1. (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
  2. (intransitive) To melt together.
  3. To furnish with or install a fuse.
  4. (organic chemistry) To form a bicyclic compound from two similar or different types of ring such that two or more atoms are shared between the resulting rings
Synonyms
  • (mix indistinguishably): See also Thesaurus:homogenize
  • (melt together): meld, smelt
Translations

Anagrams

  • feus

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: fusent, fuses

Verb

fuse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fuser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fuser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fuser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fuser
  5. second-person singular imperative of fuser

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.ze/
  • Rhymes: -uze

Etymology 1

Adjective

fuse

  1. feminine plural of fuso

Participle

fuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of fuso

Etymology 2

Noun

fuse f pl

  1. plural of fusa

Etymology 3

Verb

fuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of fondere

Latin

Participle

fūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fūsus

Adverb

fūsē (comparative fūsius, superlative fūsissimē)

  1. widely, extensively
  2. in great detail
  3. loosely, roughly

References

  • fuse in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fuse in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fuse in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

fuse (present tense fuser, past tense fuste, past participle fust)

  1. rush

Adjective

fuse

  1. inflection of fus:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

References

  • “fuse” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • fusa (verb) (a infinitive)

Verb

fuse (present tense fusar, past tense fusa, past participle fusa, passive infinitive fusast, present participle fusande, imperative fus)

  1. rush

Adjective

fuse

  1. inflection of fus:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural
  2. neuter of fusen

References

  • “fuse” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfu.se]

Etymology 1

Verb

fuse

  1. third-person singular simple perfect indicative of fi: he/she has been

Synonyms

  • fu (informal)

Etymology 2

Noun

fuse n

  1. indefinite plural of fus

Venetian

Verb

fuse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of èser
  2. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of èser
  3. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of èser

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