what is difference between fluent and liquid
Latin fluens (“flowing”), present active participle of fluō (“I flow”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfluːənt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfluənt/
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈfljuːɛnt/
- Rhymes: -ʊənt
fluent (comparative more fluent, superlative most fluent)
- That flows; flowing, liquid.
- (linguistics) Able to use a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
In casual use, “fluency” refers to language proficiency broadly, while in narrow use it refers to using a language flowingly, rather than haltingly.
- (that flows): fluent; see also Thesaurus:flowing or Thesaurus:runny
fluent (plural fluents)
- (mathematics, obsolete) A continuous variable, especially one with respect to time in Newton’s Method of Fluxions.
- netful, unfelt
- third-person plural future active indicative of fluō
Borrowed from Latin fluens.
fluent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular fluent or fluente)
- (of a liquid) flowing; that flows
From French fluent
fluent m or n (feminine singular fluentă, masculine plural fluenți, feminine and neuter plural fluente)
From Middle English liquide, from Old French liquide, from Latin liquidus (“fluid, liquid, moist”), from liqueō (“to be liquid, be fluid”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wleykʷ- (“to flow, run”). Doublet of liquidus. As a term for a consonant, it comes from Latin liquida (cōnsōnāns), a calque of Ancient Greek ὑγρὸν (σύμφωνον) (hugròn (súmphōnon), “liquid consonant”).
- enPR: lĭk’wĭd, IPA(key): /ˈlɪkwɪd/
- Hyphenation: liq‧uid
liquid (countable and uncountable, plural liquids)
- A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
- Coordinate terms: solid, gas
- Hyponyms: ideal liquid, non-ideal liquid
- (phonetics) Any of a class of consonant sounds that includes l and r.
- Hypernyms: approximant, consonant
- Coordinate term: glide
- 1996, Adrian Room, An Alphabetical Guide to the Language of Name Studies (page 41)
- Many female forenames are regarded as euphonyms. What is and is not euphonious is necessarily subjective, but it could be suggested that names containing labials (b, m), sibilants (s, sh) and liquids (l, r) are more likely to be euphonyms than those that do not.
The differentiation of a liquid as an incompressible fluid is not strictly correct, experiments having shown that liquids are compressible to a very limited extent. See fluid.
- washing-up liquid
liquid (comparative more liquid, superlative most liquid)
- Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
- (finance, of an asset) Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
- (finance, of a market) Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
- Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
- (phonology) Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth.
- Fluid and transparent.
- (flowing freely like water): flowy, fluxive; see also Thesaurus:runny
- (flowing freely): solid; gaseous
- (easily sold): illiquid
- (having sufficient activity): illiquid
- liquid soap
- liquid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- liquid in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- liquid on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Alternative form of liquide
From Latin liquidus.
liquid m (feminine singular liquida, masculine plural liquids, feminine plural liquidas)
liquid m (plural liquids)
- Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 607.