Flow

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Flow may mean:

  • Flow, another name for "flux" in physics, which is the rate at which something travels through a given cross section
    • In fluid mechanics, the word flow is often used to mean a complete description of the motion of a fluid. See also volumetric flow rate
      • In circulatory physiology, the word flow (e.g. of blood or lymph fluid) is commonly used as shorthand for regional flow, i.e., flow standardised to the volume or mass of a region of tissue under study (SI units: mL/s/mL or mL/s/g)
    • Flow cytometry, abbreviated "flow", in certain laboratory applications, is a technique for counting, examining and sorting microscopic particles suspended in a stream of fluid
  • Environmental flow, in ecology, the discharge or level of water necessary in a river or water source to sustain a healtly ecosystem
  • Dataflow and workflow, terms that describe the flow of data in a mostly non-linear succession of computing steps
  • Flow (mathematics), the one-dimensional (continuous, differentiable) action of a group, usually arising in the solution of differential equations
  • Network flow, an assignment of flow to the edges of a directed graph in graph theory
  • Flow (psychology), the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity, with a high level of enjoyment and fulfillment (a concept popularised by the book Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
  • Flow (television), in television studies and programming, the sequence of television material from one element to the next
  • Flow (journal), an online journal of television and media studies
  • FLOW (band), a J-Pop group
  • Flow binding system, abbreviated "flow", a US based manufacturer of proprietary snowboard bindings*flOw, a Flash game that will be available on the PlayStation 3
  • Flow, the total value of sales or purchases in an accounting period, usually a quarter or a year in economics and accounting
  • "Flow", in hip hop and poetry, a verb or noun described as the ability to start and maintain a verse of lyrics
  • "Flow", the section of a skatepark which is meant to be ridden without pushing, usually consisting of banks, hills, funboxes, etc.