profluence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōfluentia, from prōfluere ‘to flow forth’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹəʊflʊəns/

Noun[edit]

profluence (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Onward flow; current.
  2. (rare) The progression or flow (of time, events etc.).
    • 1981: ‘They're mindless – even the best of them! – all bullying, no intelligence, no moral profluence, ergo no real history!’ — John Gardner, Freddy's Book (Abacus 1982, p. 26)