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- That flows; flowing, liquid.
- fluent handwriting
- For time is a fleeting thing, and which appeareth as in a shadow, with the matter ever gliding, alwaies fluent, without ever being stable or permanent […].
- (linguistics) Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
- She's fluent in French.
In casual use, “fluency” refers to language proficiency broadly, while in narrow use it refers to speaking a language flowingly, rather than haltingly.
able to speak a language accurately and confidently
fluent (plural fluents)
- (mathematics, obsolete) A continuous variable, especially one with respect to time in Newton's Method of Fluxions.
fluent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fluent or fluente)