• (British) IPA: /ˈfluːənt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfluənt/
  • (obsolete) IPA: /ˈfljuːɛnt/


  1. 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 […].
  2. (linguistics) Able to use a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
    She's fluent in French.
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fluent (plural fluents)

  1. (mathematics, obsolete) A continuous variable, especially one with respect to time in Newton's Method of Fluxions.

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