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  1. backflow, backflowingnoun

    a flow that returns toward its source


  1. backflownoun

    The flow of a fluid (through a pipe etc) in a direction opposite to that which is normal or intended


  1. Backflow

    Backflow is a term in plumbing for an unwanted flow of water in the reverse direction. It can be a serious health risk for the contamination of potable water supplies with foul water. In the most obvious case, a toilet flush cistern and its water supply must be isolated from the toilet bowl. For this reason, building codes mandate a series of measures and backflow prevention devices to prevent backflow.


  1. backflow

    Backflow is a term in fluid dynamics that refers to the reverse flow of liquid, gas, or suspended solids into the main distribution system of a supply, often contaminating it. This condition can occur when the pressure in a tank or water system is lower than the supply system, causing the liquid to move in the opposite direction. This is often undesirable, and preventative measures, such as backflow preventers, are installed into plumbing systems to avoid such incidents.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backflow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backflow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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