flow control

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flow control (uncountable)

  1. (networking) A process of managing the rate of data transmission between two nodes to prevent a fast sender from outrunning a slow receiver.
  2. (environmental engineering, US) 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. (aviation, US) A practice of holding aircraft on the ground in anticipation of congestion at destination airspace and airports.


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