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.