The collection of techniques used in serial communications to stop the sender sending data until the receiver can accept it. This may be either software flow control or hardware flow control. The receiver typically has a fixed size buffer into which received data is written as soon as it is received. When the amount of buffered data exceeds a “high water mark”, the receiver will signal to the transmitter to stop transmitting until the process reading the data has read sufficient data from the buffer that it has reached its “low water mark”, at which point the receiver signals to the transmitter to resume transmission.
- Flow country
noun 1. an area of moorland and peat bogs in northern Scotland known for its wildlife, now partly afforested
[floh] /floʊ/ verb (used without object) 1. to move along in a stream: The river flowed slowly to the sea. 2. to circulate: blood flowing through one’s veins. 3. to stream or well forth: Warmth flows from the sun. 4. to issue or proceed from a source: Orders flowed from the office. 5. to menstruate. […]
[flou-er] /ˈflaʊ ər/ noun 1. the blossom of a plant. 2. Botany. 3. a plant, considered with reference to its blossom or cultivated for its floral beauty. 4. state of efflorescence or bloom: Peonies were in flower. 5. an ornament representing a flower. 6. Also called fleuron, floret. Printing. an ornamental piece of type, especially […]
[flou-er-ij] /ˈflaʊ ər ɪdʒ/ noun 1. the process or state of . /ˈflaʊərɪdʒ/ noun (rare) 1. a mass of flowers 2. the process or act of flowering