Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fluency.
  • n. A measure of particle flux (or that of a pulse of electromagnetic radiation).
  • n. A magical or mysterious force; hypnotic power; energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fluency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flowing; a stream.
  • n. Fluency.

Etymologies

Shortened form of influence. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But since they can't handle much incoming energy right now, their beams lose potency - what laser geeks call "fluence" - the further they travel.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Still Life c1941 Ian Potter shows his Surrealist in­fluence.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • He batted with fluence and without anyfear and scored his runs at a brisk pace.

    Flintoff returns to the international cricket arena

  • In these small-group discussions, in which no member is appointed leader, high correlations were found between ratings by observers or peers of the value and contribution of members to the group and their in fluence and emergence as leaders of the group Bass, 1954a.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Even after Ghazaleh and his men have retreated, Syria will continue to wield in-fluence in Lebanon through a network of political and military ties.

    The Shadow of Syria

  • Than such a conclusion nothing could be, I insisted, less warranted; and not only so, but more contrary to facts, as disclosed in his mysterious deliverance from that murderous in fluence during his Shropshire excursion.

    Green Tea

  • She sent a fragment of 'fluence toward the woman, who forgot her presence and turned away to look out the window through the clouds at the fast disappearing island of Britain.

    License Invoked

  • And the fact that in this instance his in fluence was totally benign somehow made it no better.

    The Tycoon's Mistress

  • In the final draft of his farewell address as president, D.ight D. Eisenhower warned of the growing in-fluence of 'the military-industrial-congressional complex.'

    Military-Industrial Man

  • They could make up some kind of story, express their outrage at being accused of the crime, call on the in-fluence and friendship of the Torrelauapan big persons they knew well, and generally do everything possible to cast doubt on the aspersions of the adolescent female.

    The Howling Stones

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