- something that flows; esp., an abnormal flow of bodily fluids; discharge
- Archaic, Math.
- the rate of continuous change in variable quantities
- derivative (sense )
Origin of fluxionFrench ; from Vulgar Latin fluxio, for Classical Latin fluctio, a flowing ; from past participle of fluere, to flow: see fluctuate
- a. A flow or flowing.b. Continual change.
- Archaic a. See derivative.b. fluxions Differential calculus.
Origin of fluxionFrench, from Late Latin fl&umacron;xi&omacron;, fl&umacron;xi&omacron;n-, from Latin fl&umacron;xus, flux; see flux.
- (rare or archaic) The action of flowing