Fluent

  • 1 fluent — ● fluent, fluente adjectif (latin fluens, entis, de fluere, couler) Littéraire. Se dit d une manière de parler, d un style qui a la qualité de fluence. ● fluent, fluente (homonymes) adjectif (latin fluens, entis, de fluere, couler) fluent for …

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  • 2 fluent — FLUÉNT, Ă, fluenţi, te, adj. (Despre vorbire, frază etc.) Curgător, cursiv; limpede. [pr.: flu ent] – Din fr. fluent. Trimis de LauraGellner, 14.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  FLUÉNT adj. (fig.) curgător, cursiv, uşor. (Expri mare fluent.) Trimis de… …

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  • 3 Fluent — can refer to:* fluency, in linguistics, the ability to communicate quickly. * fluent (mathematics), in mathematics, a continuous function * fluent (artificial intelligence), in artificial intelligence, a condition that varies over time * Fluent,… …

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  • 4 Fluent — Flu ent, a. [L. fluens, entis, p. pr. of fluere to flow; cf. Gr. ? to boil over. Cf. {Fluctuate}, {Flux}.] 1. Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving. [1913 Webster] 2. Ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Fluent — Siège de la société …

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  • 6 fluent — fluent, ente (flu an, an t ) adj. 1°   Terme de philosophie. Qui coule, qui passe. Les choses fluentes, opposées aux choses persistantes. Scaliger, ayant divisé toutes les choses du monde en permanentes et fluentes, croyait que les noms… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 fluent — [flo͞o′ənt] adj. [L fluens (gen. fluentis), prp. of fluere, to flow: see FLUCTUATE] 1. flowing or moving smoothly and easily [fluent verse] 2. able to write or speak easily, smoothly, and expressively [fluent in French] fluently adv …

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  • 8 fluent — 1580s, flowing freely (of water, also of speech), from L. fluentem (nom. fluens) lax, relaxed, figuratively flowing, fluent, prp. of fluere to flow, stream, run, melt, from PIE *bhleugw , extended form of *bhleu to swell, well up, overflow (Cf. L …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 fluent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) speaking or writing in an articulate and natural manner. 2) (of a language) used easily and accurately. 3) smoothly graceful and easy: a runner in fluent motion. 4) able to flow freely; fluid. DERIVATIVES fluency noun fluently… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Fluent — Flu ent, n. 1. A current of water; a stream. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. F. fluente.] (Math.) A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; called, in the modern calculus, the {function} or {integral}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 fluent — index eloquent, facile, fluvial, loquacious, voluble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 fluent — eloquent, voluble, glib, articulate, *vocal Analogous words: facile, effortless, smooth, *easy: *quick, prompt, ready, apt Contrasted words: stuttering, stammering (see STAMMER vb): fettered, hampered, trammeled (see HAMPER vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 fluent — [adj] articulate chatty, cogent, copious, cursive, declamatory, disputatious, easy, effortless, effusive, eloquent, facile, flowing, garrulous, glib, liquid, loquacious, mellifluent, mellifluous, natural, persuasive, prompt, quick, ready, running …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 fluent — fluency, fluentness, n. fluently, adv. /flooh euhnt/, adj. 1. spoken or written with ease: fluent French. 2. able to speak or write smoothly, easily, or readily: a fluent speaker; fluent in six languages. 3. easy; graceful: fluent motion; fluent… …

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  • 15 fluent — flu|ent [ˈflu:ənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of fluere to flow ] 1.) able to speak a language very well fluent in ▪ She was fluent in English, French, and German. 2.) fluent French/Japanese etc someone who speaks …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 fluent — adjective Etymology: Latin fluent , fluens, present participle of fluere more at fluid Date: 1585 1. a. capable of flowing ; fluid b. capable of moving with ease and grace < the fluent body of a dancer > 2. a. capable of usi …

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  • 17 fluent — flu|ent [ fluənt ] adjective * 1. ) able to speak a foreign language very well: fluent in: I m fluent in three languages. a ) spoken well and without difficulty: Steve speaks fluent Japanese. 2. ) expressing yourself in a clear and confident way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 fluent */ — UK [ˈfluːənt] / US [ˈfluənt] adjective 1) a) able to speak a foreign language very well fluent in: I m fluent in three languages. b) spoken well and without difficulty Steve speaks fluent Japanese. 2) expressing yourself in a clear and confident… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 fluent — [[t]flu͟ːənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ in n Someone who is fluent in a particular language, can speak the language easily and correctly. You can also say that someone speaks fluent French, Chinese, or some other language. She studied eight… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 fluent — flu•ent [[t]ˈflu ənt[/t]] adj. 1) spoken or written with ease: fluent French[/ex] 2) able to speak or write smoothly, easily, or readily: fluent in three languages[/ex] 3) smooth; easy; graceful: fluent motion[/ex] 4) flowing or capable of… …

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