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noun[mass noun] British • informal
early 20th century: shortening of influence.
- A stream of particles crossing a unit area, usually expressed as the number of particles per second.More example sentences
- Different concentrations of BPA and different fluences of thermal neutrons were studied.
- Under these low fluences of blue light, a rapid release of glucose from starch could provide substrate for glucosylating ABA to its inactive conjugate.
- Combining optical clearing with laser radiation could reduce the laser fluences required for a therapeutic effect.
early 17th century (in the sense 'a flowing, a stream'): from French, from Latin fluentia, from fluere 'to flow'.