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Meaning of flow

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
           [syn: {flow}, {flowing}]
      2: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time [syn: {flow},
         {flow rate}, {rate of flow}]
      3: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression [syn:
         {flow}, {stream}]
      4: any uninterrupted stream or discharge
      5: 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"
         [syn: {stream}, {flow}]
      6: 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" [syn: {stream}, {flow},
      7: 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"--Hippocrates; "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 [syn: {menstruation}, {menses}, {menstruum},
         {catamenia}, {period}, {flow}]
      v 1: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd
           flowed out of the stadium" [syn: {flow}, {flux}]
      2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the
         Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: {run}, {flow},
         {feed}, {course}]
      3: cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper"
      4: be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding"
      5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
         long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: {hang}, {fall},
      6: cover or swamp with water
      7: undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of
         11" [syn: {menstruate}, {flow}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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