What is flow?

  • (noun): The act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression.
    Synonyms: stream
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flow:

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 1968/6 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 conformal ... 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 of ... 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 light ...

More definitions of "flow":

  • (verb): Cover or swamp with water.
  • (noun): Something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously.
    Example: "The museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors"
    Synonyms: stream
  • (noun): Any uninterrupted stream or discharge.
  • (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
  • (verb): Fall or flow in a certain way.
    Synonyms: hang, fall
  • (verb): Move or progress freely as if in a stream.
    Synonyms: flux
  • (verb): Undergo menstruation.
    Synonyms: menstruate
  • (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
  • (noun): The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases).
    Synonyms: flowing
  • (verb): Be abundantly present.
    Example: "The champagne flowed at the wedding"

Famous quotes containing the word flow:

    Flow, flow the waves hated,
    Accursed, adored,
    The waves of mutation:
    No anchorage is.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.
    Loris Malaguzzi (1920–1994)

    Only the flow matters; live and let live, love and let love. There is no point to love.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)