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(Flu"en*cy) n. [L. fluentia: cf. F. fluence. See Fluent.] The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness
of utterance; volubility.
The art of expressing with fluency and perspicuity.Macaulay.
(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.
2. Ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having words at command; and uttering them with facility
and smoothness; as, a fluent speaker; hence, flowing; voluble; smooth; said of language; as, fluent speech.
With most fluent utterance.Denham.
Fluent as the flight of a swallow is the sultan's letter.De Quincey.
1. A current of water; a stream. [Obs.]
2. [Cf. F. fluente.] (Math.) A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; called, in
the modern calculus, the function or integral.
(Flu"ent*ly), adv. In a fluent manner.
(Flu"ent*ness), n. The quality of being fluent.
(Flue"work`) n. (Mus.) A general name for organ stops in which the sound is caused by wind
passing through a flue or fissure and striking an edge above; in distinction from reedwork.
(Flue"y) a. [2d Flue.] Downy; fluffy. [R.]
(Fluff) n. [Cf. 2d Flue. &radic84.] Nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers.
(Fluff"y) a. [Compar. Fluffier ; superl. Fluffiest.] Pertaining to, or resembling, fluff or nap; soft
and downy. "The carpets were fluffy." Thackeray.
The present Barnacle . . . had a youthful aspect, and the fluffiest little whisker, perhaps, that ever was
(||Flü"gel) n. [G., a wing.] (Mus.) A grand piano or a harpsichord, both being wing- shaped.
(Flu"gel*man) n. [G. flügelman.] (Mil.) Same as Fugleman.
(Flu"id) a. [L. fluidus, fr. fluere to flow: cf. F. fluide. See Fluent.] Having particles which easily
move and change their relative position without a separation of the mass, and which easily yield to pressure; capable
of flowing; liquid or gaseous.
(Flu"id), n. A fluid substance; a body whose particles move easily among themselves.
Fluid is a generic term, including liquids and gases as species. Water, air, and steam are fluids. By
analogy, the term is sometimes applied to electricity and magnetism, as in phrases electric fluid, magnetic
fluid, though not strictly appropriate.