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flush

1
1. redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc.
2. Ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water

flush

2
1. (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
2. Botany a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc.

flush

3
(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Flush

Signifying that the adjoining surfaces in a building or in a wall are even, level, or arranged so that their edges are close together and on the same plane.

flush

[fləsh]
(ecology)
An evergreen herbaceous or nonflowering vegetation growing in habitats where seepage water causes the surface to be constantly wet but rarely flooded.
(engineering)
Pertaining to separate surfaces that are on the same level.
(graphic arts)
A printing term that means no indention; headings are often run flush left, that is, they align at the left margin; flush-right lines align at the right.

flush

Having the surface or face even or level with the adjacent surface.

Flush

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel, subject of a biography. [Br. Lit.: Woolf Flush in Barnhart, 446]
See: Dogs

flush

(data)
To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation.

"Flush" was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation. One spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer, washing the characters away before they could be printed.

Compare drain.

2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more permanent memory. E.g. flushing buffered disk writes to disk, as with C's standard I/O library "fflush(3)" call. This sense was in use among BLISS programmers at DEC and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965. Another example of this usage is flushing a cache on a context switch where modified data stored in the cace which belongs to one processes must be written out to main memory so that the cache can be used by another process.

flush

To empty the contents of a memory buffer. See buffer.
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