Definition of Flowing

1. Noun. The motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases).

2. Adjective. Designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow. "A streamlined convertible"
Exact synonyms: Aerodynamic, Sleek, Streamlined
Similar to: Smooth

Definition of Flowing

1. a. That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.

Definition of Flowing

1. Verb. (present participle of flow) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to flow''' ¹

3. Adjective. Tending to flow. ¹

4. Adjective. Moving, proceeding or shaped smoothly, gracefully, or continuously. ¹

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Definition of Flowing

1. flow [v] - See also: flow

Medical Definition of Flowing

1. That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious. Flowing battery, a sheet when eased off, or loosened to the wind, as when the wind is abaft the beam. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flowing

flowers of antimony
flowers of benzoin
flowers of sulfur
flowers of sulphur
flowers of wine
flowers of zinc
flowing (current term)
flowing hyperostosis
flown the coop
flown the nest

Literary usage of Flowing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Hydraulics by Hector James Hughes, Arthur Truman Safford (1911)
"A stream of water is a body of water spouting through the air or flowing through a channel cut out of or made up of solid materials. 108. ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF flowing WATER UPON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH ... When the radicle of a bean is suspended by the cotyledons above a stream of flowing water, ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"464 A WET SHEET AND A flowing SEA A WET sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast And fills the white and rustling sail And bends the gallant mast; ..."

4. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"This tube should be inserted so that the longest tube reaches the center of the flowing gas. FIG. 216. Apparatus for Sampling Gas. ..."

5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"While sacrificing hands upraise The chalice flowing to the brim. Tell no more of enchanted days. And still you hold our longing gaze With languorous look ..."

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