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Flow vs. Drippage

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Flownoun

A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts

Drippagenoun

a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)

Flownoun

The movement of a real or figurative fluid.

Flownoun

(math) A formalization of the idea of the motion of particles in a fluid, as a group action of the real numbers on a set.

‘The notion of flow is basic to the study of ordinary differential equations.’;

Flownoun

The rising movement of the tide.

Flownoun

Smoothness or continuity.

‘The room was small, but it had good symmetry and flow.’;

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Flownoun

The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.

‘Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient flow.’;

Flownoun

A flow pipe, carrying liquid away from a boiler or other central plant (compare with return pipe which returns fluid to central plant).

Flownoun

(psychology) A mental state characterized by concentration, focus and enjoyment of a given task.

Flownoun

The emission of blood during menstruation.

‘Tampons can be small or large, slender or thick. From “slender” to “super”, you can pick the size that matches your flow.’;

Flownoun

The ability to skilfully rap along to a beat.

‘The production on his new mixtape is mediocre but his flow is on point.’;

Flownoun

(Scotland) A morass or marsh.

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Flowverb

(intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.

‘Rivers flow from springs and lakes.’; ‘Tears flow from the eyes.’;

Flowverb

(intransitive) To proceed; to issue forth.

‘Wealth flows from industry and economy.’;

Flowverb

(intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.

‘The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't flow.’;

Flowverb

(intransitive) To have or be in abundance; to abound, so as to run or flow over.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To hang loosely and wave.

‘a flowing mantle; flowing locks’;

Flowverb

(intransitive) To rise, as the tide; opposed to ebb.

‘The tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.’;

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Flowverb

To arrange (text in a wordprocessor, etc.) so that it wraps neatly into a designated space; to reflow.

Flowverb

(transitive) To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

Flowverb

(transitive) To cover with varnish.

Flowverb

(intransitive) To discharge excessive blood from the uterus.

Flow

imp. sing. of Fly, v. i.

Flowverb

To move with a continual change of place among the particles or parts, as a fluid; to change place or circulate, as a liquid; as, rivers flow from springs and lakes; tears flow from the eyes.

Flowverb

To become liquid; to melt.

‘The mountains flowed down at thy presence.’;

Flowverb

To proceed; to issue forth; as, wealth flows from industry and economy.

‘Those thousand decencies that daily flowFrom all her words and actions.’;

Flowverb

To glide along smoothly, without harshness or asperties; as, a flowing period; flowing numbers; to sound smoothly to the ear; to be uttered easily.

‘Virgil is sweet and flowingin his hexameters.’;

Flowverb

To have or be in abundance; to abound; to full, so as to run or flow over; to be copious.

‘In that day . . . the hills shall flow with milk.’; ‘The exhilaration of a night that needed not the influence of the flowing bowl.’;

Flowverb

To hang loose and waving; as, a flowing mantle; flowing locks.

‘The imperial purple flowing in his train.’;

Flowverb

To rise, as the tide; - opposed to ebb; as, the tide flows twice in twenty-four hours.

‘The river hath thrice flowed, no ebb between.’;

Flowverb

To discharge blood in excess from the uterus.

Flowverb

To cover with water or other liquid; to overflow; to inundate; to flood.

Flowverb

To cover with varnish.

Flownoun

A stream of water or other fluid; a current; as, a flow of water; a flow of blood.

Flownoun

A continuous movement of something abundant; as, a flow of words.

Flownoun

Any gentle, gradual movement or procedure of thought, diction, music, or the like, resembling the quiet, steady movement of a river; a stream.

‘The feast of reason and the flow of soul.’;

Flownoun

The tidal setting in of the water from the ocean to the shore. See Ebb and flow, under Ebb.

Flownoun

A low-lying piece of watery land; - called also flow moss and flow bog.

Flownoun

the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

Flownoun

the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

Flownoun

the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Flownoun

any uninterrupted stream or discharge

Flownoun

something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously;

‘a stream of people emptied from the terminal’; ‘the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors’;

Flownoun

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

‘two streams of development run through American history’; ‘stream of consciousness’; ‘the flow of thought’; ‘the current of history’;

Flownoun

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause;

‘the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation’; ‘a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped’; ‘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’;

Flowverb

move or progress freely as if in a stream;

‘The crowd flowed out of the stadium’;

Flowverb

move along, of liquids;

‘Water flowed into the cave’; ‘the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi’;

Flowverb

cause to flow;

‘The artist flowed the washes on the paper’;

Flowverb

be abundantly present;

‘The champagne flowed at the wedding’;

Flowverb

fall or flow in a certain way;

‘This dress hangs well’; ‘Her long black hair flowed down her back’;

Flowverb

cover or swamp with water

Flowverb

undergo menstruation;

‘She started menstruating at the age of 11’;

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