Definition Of flow


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

from here the river flows north

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

a steady, continuous stream of something.

she eased the car into the flow of traffic

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

the firm is hoping the orders will keep flowing in

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

the flow of water into the pond

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Example Of flow

  • a constant flow of people

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

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

  • A storage pond was built to guarantee a continuous flow of water to the mill in dry periods when the water level in the stream became too low.

  • As the degree of dynamic recovery increases, the hot flow stress decreases and the ductility increases.

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