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Vocabulary Term Details

Flow rate

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volumetric_flow_rate)

In physics and engineering, in particular fluid dynamics and hydrometry, the volumetric flow rate, (also known as volume flow rate, rate of fluid flow or volume velocity) is the volume of fluid which passes through a given surface per unit time. The SI unit is m3/s (cubic meters per second). (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: Cubic metres per second

Scope Note:
N/A

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Measurements
N/ADischarge (hydrology)
Hydrometry

This term is used for the following terms: 
Flow
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Volumetric flow rate
Water flow

Approved Date
01-Nov-2012

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