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Fluid Definition

A fluid is any substance that conforms to the shape of its container. It may be either a liquid or a gas.

In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress. Fluids are a subset of the phases of matter and include liquids, gases, plasmas and, to some extent, plastic solids.

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