## The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 3C. Whittingham, 1809 |

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**Fluxions**. 2. The Projection of the Sphere , Ortho- graphic , Stereographic , and Gnomonical . 3. The Elements of Trignometry . 4. The Principles of Mechanics . 5. A Treatise of Navigation on the Sea . 6. A Treatise on Arithmetic . 7. A ... Page

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**fluxions**, & c . Thus , the equation to the circle is a x- ry , where a is its diameter , any absciss or part of that diameter , and y the ordinate at that point of the diameter ; the meaning being that whatever absciss is denoted by r ... Page

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**fluxions**, the flowing quan- tity , or that which is continually either in- creasing or decreasing , whether line , sur- face , solid , & c . See**FLUXION**. FLUID , in physiology , an appellation given to all bodies whose particles ... Page

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**fluxion**of the magnitude . Thus , the velocity of the point that de- scribes a line , is its**fluxion**, and measures its increase or decrease . When the mo- tion of this point is uniform , its**fluxion**or velocity is constant , and may be ... Page

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**fluxion**of any simple va- riable quantity , the rule is to place a dot over it : thus , the**fluxion**of x is x , and of y , j . Again , the**fluxion**of the com- pound quantity x + y , is x + j ; also the**fluxion**of x- -y , is x j . 2. To ...### Common terms and phrases

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