One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘Different concentrations of BPA and different fluences of thermal neutrons were studied.’
- ‘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’
- ‘Under these low fluences of blue light, a rapid release of glucose from starch could provide substrate for glucosylating ABA to its inactive conjugate.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘a flowing, a stream’): from French, from Latin fluentia, from fluere ‘to flow’.
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