nounmass noun informal British
Mysterious, magical, or hypnotic power.
- ‘you've put the fluence on me, haven't you?’
Early 20th century shortening of influence.
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’
- ‘an ion beam of low fluence’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As expected, lower fluence rates induce greater growth delays than higher fluence rates, while higher fluences result in greater growth delays than lower fluences.’
- ‘The extent of bleaching is significantly different even at low applied fluences’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘a flowing, a stream’): from French, from Latin fluentia, from fluere ‘to flow’.