Graded Stream

Science / Geology / Graded Stream: A stream whose smooth profile is unbroken by resistant ledges, lakes, or waterfalls, and which maintains exactly the velocity required to carry the sediment provided to it.

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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
Stream Verb Synonyms: flow, rush, swarm, tide, flood, deluge, succession, series, row, line, string, chain, barrage, queue
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Stream Of Consciousness

Entertainment / Literature / Stream Of Consciousness: Writing in which a character's perceptions, thoughts, and memories are presented in an apparently random form, without regard for logical sequence, chronology, or syntax. Often such writing makes no d MORE

Stream Order

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

Streaming

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

Slipstream

Technology / Aviation / Slipstream: The flow of air driven backward by a propeller or downward by a rotor. Compare DOWNWASH. MORE

Meandering Stream

Science / Geology / Meandering Stream: A stream that has many bends (meanders). This type of drainage pattern usually develops on a nearly level landscape and where the banks of the stream are easily eroded. MORE

Mainstream Flow

Science / Marine Biology / Mainstream Flow: The flow in a part of the fluid (e.g., in a tidal creek) that is well above the bottom or well away from a surface and essentially not under the influence of the boundary layer (see boundary layer). MORE

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