fluency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fluency the quality of being facile in speech and writing
    • n fluency skillfulness in speaking or writing
    • n fluency powerful and effective language "his eloquence attracted a large congregation","fluency in spoken and written English is essential","his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fluency The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility. "The art of expressing with fluency and perspicuity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fluency The quality of being fluent. The quality of being flowing or changeable: opposed to rigidity.
    • n fluency Readiness and smoothness of utterance; volubility.
    • n fluency Affluence; abundance.
    • n fluency Synonyms Glibness, facility, readiness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fluency readiness or rapidity of utterance: volubility
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Quotations

  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fluentia,: cf. F. fluence,. See Fluent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fluens, fluentis, pr.p. of fluĕre, to flow.

Usage

In literature:

I had not learnt much, but I could speak four languages with great fluency.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
In six months, however, all could speak with tolerable fluency.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Her manner was rather that of one seeking to conceal trepidation, and her fluency seemed a little out of character.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
In several instances it has been removed, and the persons thus mutilated could speak with fluency.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
But more were wanted, and of our friend O'Mahony's fluency there could be no doubt.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
His fluency gave the rain pointers.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He published the news with all the fluency which liquefied language permits.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
His obsequious "Here, sir," his horrid fluency of obtestation, made the murder tenfold more revolting.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The younger Hood had his father's fluency, but, apparently, very little of his imaginative power.
"By-ways in Book-land" by William Davenport Adams
His light, high, curiously detached sounding voice talked on with a kind of uncanny fluency.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
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In poetry:

Up in yon sweet blue fluency of air,
Our mountain trees, greening of dewy light,
Stand in their prosperous height:
Finch, merle, and throstle pipe their morning quarrel there.
"Song The Eigth" by Thomas Aird

In news:

The Issaquah boy did not always have such fluency, but developed it as French permeated his household.
They say, we no longer have to focus on phonological awareness, phonics, or fluency .
'Hunger fluency ' statistics show need.
Kakooma Your Way to Math Fluency .
Maybe I can break through my own personal language barrier and realize my dream of - well, fluency is probably too much to hope for.
Fluency on the iPad, like language fluency , does not necessarily come natural to most people.
And are not putting in the time (consistently) to become skilled to gain iPad literacy and fluency .
This position requires fluency in Vietnamese.
In contrast to today, when she seems unversed on several important issues, she demonstrated fluency on certain subjects, particularly oil and gas development.
Mrs Geiser is working with her students on reading fluency using podcasts created by students on Spreaker, all layered on with other tools, of course.
We are now in the middle of a second Gutenberg shift — from book fluency to screen fluency, from literacy to visuality.
They say, we no longer have to focus on phonological awareness, phonics , or fluency.
Representative Paul D Ryan, showing fluency in foreign affairs, had rebuttals ready.
The progression includes fluency in adding and subtracting whole numbers by the end of third grade, and multiplying and dividing whole numbers by the end of fifth grade.
righteous indignation, fluency in sarcasm and/or smart-aleckery, and experience reading between lines.
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In science:

Test of Isaacs) of verbal fluency with maximum score of 40, CDT or Clock Drawing Test with a maximum score of 10 points and TMT or Trail Making Test in parts (A/B) which collects the runtime.
The physical condition from the perspective of complexity: Application of a physical activity program for Alzheimer's disease
Quantitative scores are given to the summaries based on the different qualitative features such as information content, fluency etc.
Bengali text summarization by sentence extraction
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