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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fluxion  \Flux"ion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  fluxion.] 
  The  act  of  flowing.  --Cotgrave. 
 
  2.  The  matter  that  flows.  --Wiseman. 
 
  3.  Fusion;  the  running  of  metals  into  a  fluid  state. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  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.  (Math.) 
  a  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. 
  b  pl  A  method  of  analysis  developed  by  Newton,  and 
  based  on  the  conception  of  all  magnitudes  as  generated 
  by  motion,  and  involving  in  their  changes  the  notion 
  of  velocity  or  rate  of  change.  Its  results  are  the 
  same  as  those  of  the  differential  and  integral 
  calculus,  from  which  it  differs  little  except  in 
  notation  and  logical  method. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fluxion 
  n  :  a  flow  or  discharge  [syn:  {flux}] 




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