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flow con·trol

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  1. flow control(Noun)

    A process of managing the rate of data transmission between two nodes to prevent a fast sender from outrunning a slow receiver.

  2. flow control(Noun)

    Laws, regulations, and economic incentives or disincentives used by waste managers to direct waste generated in a specific geographic area to a designated landfill, recycling, or waste-to-energy facility.

  3. flow control(Noun)

    A practice of holding aircraft on the ground in anticipation of congestion at destination airspace and airports.

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  1. Flow control

    In data communications, flow control is the process of managing the rate of data transmission between two nodes to prevent a fast sender from outrunning a slow receiver. It provides a mechanism for the receiver to control the transmission speed, so that the receiving node is not overwhelmed with data from transmitting node. Flow control should be distinguished from congestion control, which is used for controlling the flow of data when congestion has actually occurred. Flow control mechanisms can be classified by whether or not the receiving node sends feedback to the sending node. Flow control is important because it is possible for a sending computer to transmit information at a faster rate than the destination computer can receive and process it. This can happen if the receiving computers have a heavy traffic load in comparison to the sending computer, or if the receiving computer has less processing power than the sending computer.

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How to say flow control in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flow control in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flow control in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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