What is flow?

  • (noun): The amount of fluid that flows in a given time.
    Synonyms: flow rate, rate of flow
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flow:

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 ... 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 ... It was introduced 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 quantification ... 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 through the ...
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 ...
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 product ...

More definitions of "flow":

  • (verb): Be abundantly present.
    Example: "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
  • (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
  • (noun): The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
    Synonyms: stream
  • (noun): Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.
    Example: "The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
    Synonyms: stream
  • (verb): Fall or flow in a certain way.
    Synonyms: hang, fall
  • (verb): Cover or swamp with water.
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
  • (noun): Dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas.
    Example: "The flow of thought"
    Synonyms: stream, current
  • (noun): The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases).
    Synonyms: flowing
  • (noun): Any uninterrupted stream or discharge.
  • (verb): Move or progress freely as if in a stream.
    Synonyms: flux

Famous quotes containing the word flow:

    Clay answered the petition by declaring that while he looked on the institution of slavery as an evil, it was ‘nothing in comparison with the far greater evil which would inevitably flow from a sudden and indiscriminate emancipation.’
    State of Indiana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Logic and fact keep interfering with the easy flow of conversation.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    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)