What is flow?

  • (verb): Be abundantly present.
    Example: "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flow:

Flow - Other
... Flow (policy debate), a form of note-taking in policy debate Cash flow, the movement of cash into or out of a business, project, or financial ...
Flow Cytometry - History
... The first impedance-based flow cytometry device, using the Coulter principle, was disclosed in U.S ... Mack Fulwyler was the inventor of the forerunner to today's flow cytometers - particularly the cell sorter ... The first fluorescence-based flow cytometry device (ICP 11) was developed in 1968 by Wolfgang Göhde from the University of Münster, filed for patent on 18 December 1968 and first commercialized in 1968/69 by ...
Flow Cytometry - Data Analysis - Gating
... The data generated by flow-cytometers can be plotted in a single dimension, to produce a histogram, or in two-dimensional dot plots or even in three dimensions ... Data accumulated using the flow cytometer can be analyzed using software, e.g ... Once the data are collected, there is no need to stay connected to the flow cytometer ...
Yamabe Flow
... In differential geometry, the Yamabe flow is an intrinsic geometric flow—a process which deforms the metric of a Riemannian manifold ... It is the negative L2-gradient flow of the (normalized) total scalar curvature, restricted to a given conformal class it can be interpreted as deforming a Riemannian metric to a ... by Richard Hamilton shortly after the Ricci flow, as an approach to solve the Yamabe problem on manifolds of positive conformal Yamabe invariant ...
Flow Cytometry - Flow Cytometers
... Modern flow cytometers are able to analyze several thousand particles every second, in "real time," and can actively separate and isolate particles having specified properties ... A flow cytometer is similar to a microscope, except that, instead of producing an image of the cell, flow cytometry offers "high-throughput" (for a large number of cells) automated ... A flow cytometer has five main components a flow cell - liquid stream (sheath fluid), which carries and aligns the cells so that they pass single file ...

More definitions of "flow":

  • (noun): The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause.
    Example: "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"--Aristotle
    Synonyms: menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period
  • (verb): Undergo menstruation.
    Synonyms: menstruate
  • (verb): Cover or swamp with water.
  • (verb): Fall or flow in a certain way.
    Synonyms: hang, fall
  • (noun): Any uninterrupted stream or discharge.
  • (noun): Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.
    Example: "The flow of thought"
    Synonyms: stream, current
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  • (verb): Move or progress freely as if in a stream.
    Synonyms: flux
  • (noun): Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.
    Example: "The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
    Synonyms: stream
  • (noun): The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
    Synonyms: stream
  • (noun): The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases).
    Synonyms: flowing

Famous quotes containing the word flow:

    To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
    Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962)

    Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography.... For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form—it may be called fleeting or eternal—is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    Our sense of these things changes and they change,
    Not as in metaphor, but in our sense
    Of them. So sense exceeds all metaphor.
    It exceeds the heavy changes of the light.
    It is like a flow of meanings with no speech
    And of as many meanings as of men.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)