There are 2 main definitions of fluence in English:

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fluence 1

Pronunciation: /ˈfluːəns/

noun

[mass noun] British informal
Mysterious, magical, or hypnotic power: you’ve put the fluence on me, haven’t you?

Origin

Early 20th century: shortening of influence.

Words that rhyme with fluence

pursuance

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There are 2 main definitions of fluence in English:

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fluence 2

Pronunciation: /ˈfluːəns/

noun

Physics
A stream of particles crossing a unit area, usually expressed as the number of particles per second: the model computes the expected proton fluences from solar events [mass noun]: an ion beam of low fluence
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  • 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.

Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense 'a flowing, a stream'): from French, from Latin fluentia, from fluere 'to flow'.

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