Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Fluency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Shortened form of influence.

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

  • Still Life c1941 Ian Potter shows his Surrealist in­fluence.

    Yosl Bergner, the Australian Years

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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