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  • adj. Not fluent.


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non- +‎ fluent


  • He noted that there is a period in the lives of all children when they become ‘nonfluent’ and are unable to say what they want to say without stammering.

    Knotted Tongues

  • There are three recognized subtypes of FTLD: a behavioral subtype called frontotemporal dementia and two language subtypes, called progressive nonfluent aphasia and semantic dementia.

    Penn State Live

  • Boeve BF, Dickson D, Duffy J, Bartleson J, Trenerry M, et al. (2003) Progressive nonfluent aphasia and subsequent aphasic dementia associated with atypical progressive supranuclear palsy pathology.

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

  • In Broca's aphasia the speech is nonfluent; it often appears laboured with any interruptions and pauses.

    British Blogs

  • The clinician’s initial assessment of the patient’s speech is to determine whether it is fluent or nonfluent, labored or nonlabored.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry


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