[floo-id-iks] /fluˈɪd ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the technology dealing with the use of a flowing liquid or gas in various devices, especially controls, to perform functions usually performed by an electric current in electronic devices.
(functioning as sing) the study and use of systems in which the flow of fluids in tubes simulates the flow of electricity in conductors. Such systems are used in place of electronics in certain applications, such as the control of apparatus
[floo-id-i-tee] /fluˈɪd ɪ ti/ noun 1. the quality or state of being fluid. 2. Physics. /fluːˈɪdɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state of being fluid 2. (physics) the reciprocal of viscosity n. c.1600, from French fluidité, from fluide (see fluid (adj.)), or else formed in English from fluid.
[floo-i-dahyz] /ˈflu ɪˌdaɪz/ verb (used with object), fluidized, fluidizing. 1. to make (something) . 2. Chemistry. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air. verb (used without object), fluidized, fluidizing. 3. to become . /ˈfluːɪˌdaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make fluid, esp to make (solids) fluid by pulverizing them […]
- Fluidized bed
noun 1. (chemical engineering) a bed of fluidized solids used as a heat exchanger or mass transfer medium
- Fluid lubrication
noun 1. (engineering) lubrication in which bearing surfaces are separated by an oil film sustained by the motion of the parts