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anti- +‎ flow


antiflow (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) A mental state of boredom and lack of challenge, associated with performing activities one does not want to do.
    • 1992, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Isabella Selega Csikszentmihályi, Optimal experience: psychological studies of flow in consciousness (page 135)
      A second source of antiflow for the blue-collar workers was the type of interaction they had with supervisors.
  2. (physics) flow in an opposite direction
    • 2001, Giovanni C. Bonsignori, Nucleus-nucleus collisions: proceedings of the conference (page 148)
      Antiflow of pions can be explained by the shadowing effect.


antiflow (not comparable)

  1. That prevents the unwanted flow of a fluid