Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To flow between.
  • v. To merge or mingle.
  • n. The flow of water (from rain or snow) directly through the soil

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To flow in.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flow between.
  • n. The flowing of seas or rivers into each other or between boundaries, as between islands.

Etymologies

From inter- +‎ flow. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Water particles move freely in the ocean, coming and going in all directions, bobbing up and down on the sea surface; some water particles collide with the sea surface and some blend in, just like the interflow of various opinions.

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  • Nowadays you see the interflow of executives from multinationals into the domestic companies, says Grace Cheng , country manager for executive-recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.'s Greater China division.

    China Recruiting Gets Harder

  • This is called subsurface return flow or interflow.

    Surface runoff

  • The rest of the story is an explanation of the nature of the twin who was killed in Central Park: it was, as originally thought, two beings, but they had been in the midst of reproductive syzygy -- "A non-sexual interflow between the nuclei of two animals" -- when they were pulled apart and killed by muggers.

    Kinsey, Sturgeon, and "The Sex Opposite"

  • The ship would have to interflow with the enormous magnetic and gravitational fields of Earth in order for its gigantic bulk to break away from such a mass.

    The Battle of Forever

  • He could feel the ship shuddering under him as its computers tried to adjust to the moment by moment shift in gravitational (and magnetic) interflow.

    The Battle of Forever

  • That's childish; love's a different sort of thing, hot enough to make you flow into something, interflow, cool and anneal and be a weld stronger than what you started with.

    More Than Human

  • It can hardly be unreasonable to suppose that a fluid so rare as this luminiferous ether will readily interflow the particles of all other matter, gaseous, liquid, or solid, and that in such abundance that its vibrations or agitations may be propagated through them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • In the subtle interflow of good and evil; in the unmerited sufferings of innocence; in the disproportion of penalties to desert; in the seeming blindness with which justice, in attempting to assert itself, overwhelms innocent and guilty in a common ruin, -- Shakespeare is true to real experience.

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  • In the subtle interflow of good and evil -- in the unmerited sufferings of innocence -- in the disproportion of penalties to desert -- in the seeming blindness with which justice, in attempting to assert itself, overwhelms innocent and guilty in a common ruin -- Shakespeare is true to real experience.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects

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