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flow chart

  
, sheet  
      n   a diagrammatic representation of the sequence of operations or equipment in an industrial process, computer program, etc.  
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flow  
      vb   mainly intr  
1    (of liquids) to move or be conveyed as in a stream  
2    (of blood) to circulate around the body  
3    to move or progress freely as if in a stream  
the crowd flowed into the building     
4    to proceed or be produced continuously and effortlessly  
ideas flowed from her pen     
5    to show or be marked by smooth or easy movement  
6    to hang freely or loosely  
her hair flowed down her back     
7    to be present in abundance  
wine flows at their parties     
8       an informal word for       menstruate  
9    (of tide water) to advance or rise  
   Compare       ebb       1  
10    tr   to cover or swamp with liquid; flood  
11    (of rocks such as slate) to yield to pressure without breaking so that the structure and arrangement of the constituent minerals are altered  
      n  
12    the act, rate, or manner of flowing  
a fast flow     
13    a continuous stream or discharge  
14    continuous progression  
15    the advancing of the tide  
16    a stream of molten or solidified lava  
17    the amount of liquid that flows in a given time  
18       an informal word for       menstruation  
19      (Scot)  
a    a marsh or swamp  
b    an inlet or basin of the sea  
c    (cap. when part of a name)  
Scapa Flow     
20    flow of spirits. natural happiness  
     (Old English flowan; related to Old Norse floa, Middle Low German vloien, Greek plein to float, Sanskrit plavate he swims)  


axial-flow compressor  
      n   a device for compressing a gas by accelerating it tangentially by means of bladed rotors, to increase its kinetic energy, and then diffusing it through static vanes (stators), to increase its pressure  
cash flow  
      n  
1    the movement of money into and out of a business  
2    a prediction of such movement over a given period  
discounted cash flow  
      n     (Accounting)   a technique for appraising an investment that takes into account the different values of future returns according to when they will be received,   (Abbrev.)    DCF  
flow chart   , sheet  
      n   a diagrammatic representation of the sequence of operations or equipment in an industrial process, computer program, etc.  
Flow Country  
      n   an area of moorland and peat bogs in northern Scotland known for its wildlife, now partly afforested  
flow-on  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a wage or salary increase granted to one group of workers as a consequence of a similar increase granted to another group  
flow sheet  
      n      another name for       flow chart  
gene flow  
      n   the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations  
laminar flow  
      n   nonturbulent motion of a fluid in which parallel layers have different velocities relative to each other  
   Compare       turbulent flow  
  
See also  
    streamline flow  
mixed-flow turbine  
      n   a water turbine in which water flows radially and axially through the rotating vanes  
Scapa Flow  
      n   an extensive landlocked anchorage off the N coast of Scotland, in the Orkney Islands: major British naval base in both World Wars. Length: about 24 km (15 miles). Width: 13 km (8 miles)  
slip flow  
      n     (Physics)   gas flow occurring at hypersonic speeds in which molecular shearing occurs  
streamline flow  
      n   flow of a fluid in which its velocity at any point is constant or varies in a regular manner,   (Also called)    viscous flow      Compare       turbulent flow  
  
See also  
    laminar flow  
turbulent flow  
      n   flow of a fluid in which its velocity at any point varies rapidly in an irregular manner  
   Compare       laminar flow  
  
See also  
    streamline flow  
viscous flow  
      n      another name for       streamline flow  

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flow

  

      vb  
1    circulate, course, glide, gush, move, pour, purl, ripple, roll, run, rush, slide, surge, sweep, swirl, whirl  
2    cascade, deluge, flood, inundate, issue, overflow, pour, run, run out, spew, spill, spurt, squirt, stream, teem, well forth  
3    arise, emanate, emerge, issue, pour, proceed, result, spring  
      n  
4    course, current, drift, flood, flux, gush, issue, outflow, outpouring, spate, stream, tide, tideway, undertow  
5    abundance, deluge, effusion, emanation, outflow, outpouring, plenty, plethora, succession, train  

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