flow control

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun the regulation of the amount of fluid passing through a pump, especially important under changing operating conditions

Computing

  • noun management of the flow of data into queues and buffers, to prevent heavy traffic

Electronics

  • A system which regulates a flow through a given channel, such as a communications line, a conduction path, or a duct. For instance, it may entail a process which times transmitted signals in a manner that faster devices can communicate with slower devices without data loss.
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