Associations to the word «Flow»


FLOW, noun. A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts
FLOW, noun. The movement of a real or figurative fluid.
FLOW, noun. (math) A formalization of the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid, as a group action of the real numbers on a set.
FLOW, noun. The rising movement of the tide.
FLOW, noun. Smoothness or continuity.
FLOW, noun. The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
FLOW, noun. (psychology) A mental state characterized by concentration, focus and enjoyment of a given task.
FLOW, noun. The emission of blood during menstruation.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.
FLOW, verb. (transitive) (computing) To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.
FLOW, verb. (transitive) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.
FLOW, verb. (transitive) To cover with varnish.
FLOW, verb. (intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.
FLOW BATTERY, noun. (physics) A form of electrochemical storage cell in which electrolyte flows between connected tanks; the direction of flow being opposite when the cell is charging and discharging; used to store electricity from intermittent suppliers such as wind farms.
FLOW BLUE, noun. A style of white earthenware, sometimes porcelain, that originated in the Regency era among the Staffordshire potters of England.
FLOW CELL, noun. A part of a flow cytometer in which a stream of cells is aligned to pass one at a time through a light beam
FLOW CHART, noun. A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected.
FLOW CONTROL, noun. (networking) A process of managing the rate of data transmission between two nodes to prevent a fast sender from outrunning a slow receiver.
FLOW CONTROL, noun. (environmental engineering) (US) Laws, regulations, and economic incentives or disincentives used by waste managers to direct waste generated in a specific geographic area to a designated landfill, recycling, or waste-to-energy facility.
FLOW CONTROL, noun. (aviation) (US) A practice of holding aircraft on the ground in anticipation of congestion at destination airspace and airports.
FLOW CYTOMETER, noun. A cytometer used in flow cytometry
FLOW CYTOMETRY, noun. (biology) A technique used to sort and classify cells by using fluorescent markers on their surface
FLOW DIAGRAM, noun. Flow chart
FLOW DIAGRAMS, noun. Plural of flow diagram
FLOW FIELD, noun. (physics) The distribution of the density and velocity of a fluid over space and time
FLOW MOTION, noun. The rhythmic fluctuation of the flow of blood in the capillaries
FLOW OF ATTENTION, noun. (advertising) Research results that plot the audience’s level of attention, moment-by-moment, through a commercial.
FLOW OF ATTENTION, noun. (advertising) A research technique that deconstructs the cognitive processes of the audience’s selective perception filter.
FLOW OF EMOTION, noun. (advertising) Research results that plot the audience’s level and type of emotional response, moment-by-moment, through a commercial.
FLOW OF EMOTION, noun. (advertising) A research technique that deconstructs the dramatic structure of a commercial in terms of emotional response to the advertisement rather than the rational response to the messaging.
FLOW VARIABLE, noun. (economics) (accounting) A variable whose value depends on a period of time rather than an instant, example being the gross domestic product.
FLOW VARIABLES, noun. Plural of flow variable

Dictionary definition

FLOW, noun. The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases).
FLOW, noun. The amount of fluid that flows in a given time.
FLOW, noun. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
FLOW, noun. Any uninterrupted stream or discharge.
FLOW, noun. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors".
FLOW, noun. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history".
FLOW, noun. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle.
FLOW, verb. Move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium".
FLOW, verb. Move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi".
FLOW, verb. Cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper".
FLOW, verb. Be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding".
FLOW, verb. Fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back".
FLOW, verb. Cover or swamp with water.
FLOW, verb. Undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11".

Wise words

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