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flow meaning

[ fləu ]   Pronunciation:
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  • Noun: flow  flow
    1. The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
      - flowing 
    2. The amount of fluid that flows in a given time
      - flow rate, rate of flow 
    3. The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression
      - stream 
    4. Any uninterrupted stream or discharge 
    5. Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously
      "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
      - stream 
    6. Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
      "the flow of thought"
      - stream, current 
    7. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
      "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"
      - menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period
    Verb: flow  flow
    1. Move or progress freely as if in a stream
      "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
      - flux 
    2. Move along, of liquids
      "Water flowed into the cave"
      - run, feed, course 
    3. Cause to flow
      "The artist flowed the washes on the paper" 
    4. Be abundantly present
      "The champagne flowed at the wedding" 
    5. Fall or flow in a certain way
      "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
      - hang, fall 
    6. Cover or swamp with water 
    7. Undergo menstruation
      - menstruate

    Sounds like: floe

    Derived forms: flowing, flows, flowed

    See also: flow from, flowage

    Type of: action, activity, be, bleed, change of location, course, discharge, emission, exist, expelling, flood, haemorrhage [Brit, Cdn], hemorrhage [N. Amer], line, motion, move, movement, natural action, natural process, rate, shed blood, travel

    Encyclopedia: Flow, River Of My Soul Flow Flow, River of My Soul Flow, river of my soul Flow, my tears


  • [American slang]
    to course from one thing to another.
      This water f lows all the way from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
      Rain flows to the river from this very drain.

  • [Architecture]
    1.

    See cold flow.

    2.

    A measure of the consistency of freshly mixed concrete, mortar, or cement paste in terms of the increase in diameter of a molded truncated-cone specimen after jigging a specified number of times.

    3.

    That characteristic of a paint which enables it to form a uniform, smooth surface without showing brush marks or other evidence of the method of application.


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C, usually sing., U]

    AUDIENCE FLOW, CAPITAL FLOW, CASH FLOW

    the continuous movement of sth from one person, place or thing to another; the thing that moves:

    There has been a constant flow of investment into the region.

    We need to improve the flow of information up, down and across our organization.

    The strike has interrupted the flow of goods.

    the flow of work through the factory

    Too many holidays can disrupt our work flow.

    There has been a fast flow of funds out of equities and into gold.

    a constant/continuous/free/steady flow of sth

    ◆ to control/improve/increase/manage/speed (up) the flow

    ◆ to disrupt/prevent/reduce/reverse/stop the flow

    verb [no obj]

    1 (usually used with an adverb or a preposition)

    to move or pass continuously from one place or person to another, especially in large numbers or amounts:

    More than €60 billion flowed out of these funds last year.

    Capital is flowing back into the country.

    We try to keep information flowing between the different departments.

    to flow easily/freely/smoothly

    2

    to be available easily and in large amounts:

    Once demand improves, profits will start to flow.

    PHRASAL VERBS

    flow from sth (formal)

    to come or result from sth:

    These changes flowed from the reorganization of the company.

    flow through to sth

    to reach sb/sth or have an effect on them/it:

    It will take time for the drop in manufacturing costs to flow through to consumers.

    The economic recovery has yet to flow through to increased profits.


  • [Electronics]
    1. The movement of current carriers under the influence of an electric field.
    2. See ANGLE OF CONDUCTION.
    3. A series of interrelated events in a time sequence.

  • [Medicine]
    n
    1 : the quantity that flows in a certain time
    2 : MENSTRUATION
    3 : the motion characteristic of fluids
    vi
    1 : to move with a continual change of place among the constituent particles ‹blood flows toward the heart in veins›
    2 : MENSTRUATE

  • [Computer]
    <tool> A companion utility to Floppy by Julian James Bunn various reports on the structure of Fortran 77 code, such as flow diagrams and common block tables. It runs under VMS, Unix, CMS.

    Posted to comp.sources.misc volume 31.
Examples
  • Other advantages flow from the system.
  • The changjiang river flows into the east china sea.
  • The air flow was regarded as quasi-laminar.
  • The warm japanese current flows past the coast.
  • The particle is displaced in a flow domain.
  • There are two distinct regimes of flow.
  • A free flow of water came from the pipe.
  • Dotted arrows represent flow of information.
  • Improvements did flow from the report.
  • This is the way to stem the flow of the blood.
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