- That flows; flowing, liquid.
- fluent handwriting
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- For time is a fleeting thing, and which appeareth as in a shadow, with the matter ever gliding, alwaies fluent, without ever being stable or permanent […].
- (linguistics) Able to use a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
- She's fluent in French.
- French: parler couramment (be fluent in)
- German: fließend
- Italian: fluido
- Portuguese: fluente
- Russian: бе́глый
- Spanish: fluido, fluida
fluent (plural fluents)
- (mathematics, obsolete) A continuous variable, especially one with respect to time in Newton's Method of Fluxions.