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fluent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fluent  \Flu"ent\,  n. 
  1.  A  current  of  water;  a  stream.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  [Cf.  F.  fluente.]  (Math.)  A  variable  quantity,  considered 
  as  increasing  or  diminishing;  --  called  in  the  modern 
  calculus,  the  {function}  or  {integral}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fluent  \Flu"ent\,  a.  [L.  fluens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of  fluere  to 
  flow;  cf  Gr  ?  to  boil  over  Cf  {Fluctuate},  {Flux}.] 
  1.  Flowing  or  capable  of  flowing;  liquid;  glodding;  easily 
  moving 
 
  2.  Ready  in  the  use  of  words  voluble;  copious;  having  words 
  at  command;  and  uttering  them  with  facility  and 
  smoothness;  as  a  fluent  speaker;  hence  flowing;  voluble; 
  smooth;  --  said  of  language;  as  fluent  speech. 
 
  With  most  fluent  utterance.  --Denham. 
 
  Fluent  as  the  flight  of  a  swallow  is  the  sultan's 
  letter.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fluent 
  adj  1:  easy  and  graceful  in  shape;  "a  yacht  with  long,  fluent 
  curves" 
  2:  smooth  and  unconstrained  in  movement;  "a  long,  smooth 
  stride";  "the  fluid  motion  of  a  cat";  "the  liquid  grace  of 
  a  ballerina";  "liquid  prose"  [syn:  {flowing},  {fluid},  {liquid}, 
  {smooth}] 
  3:  expressing  yourself  readily,  clearly,  effectively;  "able  to 
  dazzle  with  his  facile  tongue";  "silver  speech"  [syn:  {eloquent}, 
  {facile},  {silver},  {silver-tongued},  {smooth-spoken}] 




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