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Efflux   /ˈɛfləks/   Listen

The process of flowing out.  Synonyms: effluence, outflow.

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"Efflux" Quotes from Famous Books

... which had an area of forty acres; then if a wall were thrown across the mouth so that the tide could be impounded, the total amount of power that could be yielded by a water-wheel worked by the incessant influx and efflux of the tide would be equal to that yielded by the one hundred horse engine, running continuously from one end of the year ...
— Time and Tide - A Romance of the Moon • Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball

... of efflux in feet per second. h, head in feet indicated by gauge. d, of coupling in inches. l, length of hose in feet from gauge. v, ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885 • Various

... love to occupy a high position. God wishes to reduce you to littleness, and poverty of spirit. Believe me, dear sir, you will grow in grace, not by knowledge acquired from books; not from reasonings upon divine truths, but by an efflux from God. This efflux will reach and fill your soul, in proportion as you are emptied of self. You are so much occupied of yourself in speaking, reading and writing, that you give no place to God. Make room, and God ...
— Letters of Madam Guyon • P. L. Upham

... he seems to have thought that going to Court was like going to heaven; that to see princes and princesses was a kind of beatific vision; that the exquisite felicity enjoyed by royal persons was not confined to themselves, but was communicated by some mysterious efflux or reflection to all who were suffered to stand at their toilettes, or to bear their trains. He overruled all his daughter's objections, and himself escorted her to her prison. The door closed. The key was turned. ...
— Critical and Historical Essays Volume 2 • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... nature of reality, are still a long way from being settled. To-day, as in the days of Plato and Aristotle, are argued, in slightly altered forms, the vexed questions, What is true cognition? Is it a mere efflux from sensation, a passive conformity of representation to sensation (sensualism or empiricism)? or is it, on the other hand, a construction of active thought, involving certain necessary forms of intelligence ...
— Illusions - A Psychological Study • James Sully

... of 1907, when the Belgian delegates proposed that this Declaration, which had expired by efflux of time, should be renewed, some curious changes of opinion were found to have occurred. Twenty-nine Powers, of which Great Britain was one, voted for renewal, but eight Powers, including Germany, Spain, France, and Russia, were opposed to it, while seven Powers, one of which was Japan, abstained ...
— Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920) • Thomas Erskine Holland

Words linked to "Efflux" :   outflow, inflow, influx, flow, effluence

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