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flu·men

, pl.

flu·mi·na

(flū'men, flū'min-ă),
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream
[L.]

stream

(strem)
A steady flow of a liquid.

cathode stream

Negatively charged electrons emitted from a cathode and accelerated in a straight line to interact with an anode. X-ray photons are then produced.
See: Bremsstrahlung radiation; ray, cathode

flu·men

, pl. flumina (flū'mĕn, -mi-nă)
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream.
[L.]
References in classic literature ?
Under pretence of looking for Bob, she got him out against the stream of gay company now pouring in for the evening assembly, and got him into a coach that had just set down its load, and got him home.
Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East, Associate Press (AP) reports.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East, reports said.
The popular Newcastle club with its unique spirit and shabby charm was also the cluttered home where Keith lived and breathed jazz, standing - in the words of his god-daughter Abi Lewis - "like an island against the stream of modern culture".
Ustream will place advertising against the stream and participate in a revenue share with blinkx.
Director Abi Lewis told how the film will portray a man "who stands like an island against the stream of modern culture".
SWIMMING AGAINST the stream, Lucio Magri joined the Communist Party of Italy (PCI) in 1956 and rose quite rapidly through the ranks until the expulsion of his Il Manifesto group in 1970 sent him into the revolutionary left for more than a decade (an evidently painful interlude about which he says little more than that he allowed himself to be deluded by extremism).