Definition of flow


(of a fluid, gas, or electricity) move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream.

I plug it in, set it, and as long as there is electricity flowing through power lines, it will run forever it seems.

(of a solid) undergo a permanent change of shape under stress, without melting.

a steady, continuous stream of something.

What happens to stop the flow of words, and what can make it start again?

go from one place to another in a steady stream, typically in large numbers.

A steady stream of regulars too started flowing in, delighted at eating more, paying less.

the action or fact of moving along in a steady, continuous stream.

And so firefighters were at the ready with what they dubbed a foam attack, a steady flow of foam and water to blanket the blaze and hopefully smother it.

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Example of flow

  • a constant flow of people

  • a cross-current of electricity seemed to flow between them

  • A dam controls the continuous flow of water in a river, whereas stopbanks may well be alongside a river that has no water in it at all.

  • A nuclear power reactor needs a steady flow of cooling water.

  • At low shear rates, the flow can promote RBC aggregation, whereas, at higher shear rates it rather has a dispersing effect.

  • But residents said that, in the meantime, the agency should dredge the river to speed up the flow and reduce the risks.

  • But the commuter train is half empty, the flow of traffic at rush hour is uncannily smooth.

  • Dufour's image freezes from time to time, chopping her movements and interrupting the flow of her words.

  • Exhaust gases flow through the CO 2 sorbent bed before being released into the atmosphere.

  • Had we had a continuous flow of water, we would have done it much faster.

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