1. A current of water; a stream. [Obs.]
2. Math. A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern calculus, the function or integral.
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.
adj 1: easy and graceful in shape; "a yacht with long, fluent
2: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of
a ballerina"; "liquid prose" [syn: flowing, fluid, liquid,
3: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to
dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn: eloquent,
facile, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken]