fluent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fluens(flowing), present active participle of fluō(I flow).

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Adjective[edit]

fluent ‎(comparative more fluent, superlative most fluent)

  1. That flows; flowing, liquid.
    fluent handwriting
  2. (linguistics) Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
    She's fluent in French.

Usage notes[edit]

In casual use, “fluency” refers to language proficiency broadly, while in narrow use it refers to speaking a language flowingly, rather than haltingly.

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Noun[edit]

fluent ‎(plural fluents)

  1. (mathematics, obsolete) A continuous variable, especially one with respect to time in Newton's Method of Fluxions.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fluent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of fluō

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin fluens.

Adjective[edit]

fluent m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular fluent or fluente)

  1. (of a liquid) flowing; that flows

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