Science / Geology / Effluent Stream: A stream that gains water from ground water flow. These streams are typical of humid climates where water tables are high. The discharge of an effluent stream can be sustained by ground water flow for long periods of time between runoff-producing rainfall or snowmelt. Effluent streams generally increase in discharge downstream and contain water throughout the year. The opposite is an influent stream.
Stream Verb Synonyms: flow, rush, swarm, tide, flood, deluge, succession, series, row, line, string, chain, barrage, queue
Stream Noun Synonyms: brook, brooklet, streamlet, rivulet, tributary, river, freshet, run, watercourse, waterway, channel, literary rill, runnel, N beck, burn, NE except in placenames kill, creek, branch
Science / Geology / Stream Order: A classification system that represents the relative position of streams in a drainage basin. The highest tributaries in the basin are first order streams. These converge to form second order streams, MORE
Technology / Computers / Streaming: 1) In tape backup, data is transferred from the hard disk as quickly as the tape can record, so that it is not required to stop or start. 2) In modern application, refers to data being transmitted fro MORE