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n. (alternative spelling of flow chart English)


n. a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system [syn: flow chart, flow diagram, flow sheet]


A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows. This diagrammatic representation illustrates a solution model to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields.

Flowchart (band)

Flowchart was an American band from Philadelphia. The group originally consisted of Sean O'Neal, Craig Bottel and Brodie Budd in 1994. Their first album Multi-Personality Tabletop Vacation was released in 1995 on Carrot Top Records, garnering negative reviews from critics who found their music to be too similar to the group Stereolab. The group followed the album with several EPs that moved away from the Stereolab styled sound.

In 1997, O'Neil met Erin Anderson at a DJ gig. This meeting led to the duo collaborating on music and eventually having Anderson join Flowchart while Bottel and Budd left the group. Their second album Cumulus Mood Twang received positive reviews from Allmusic, Pitchfork Media and CMJ as well as having the group placed on URB's "The "Next 100" list. The following releases from Flowchart included Commercial in 1999 and Broken and Blue in 2003 where the group began to have more of an experimental techno and house music sound. They later released their third album Wishworm Tracks.

Both O'Neal and Anderson began recording their own music in the 2000s, with O'Neil recording under the name "Someone Else" and Anderson releasing albums as "Fidget" as well as working at a hair salon that doubled as an art gallery.

Usage examples of "flowchart".

He knocked his fist gently on the flowchart and stared intently at Byron.

Sometimes it was long, gory strings of algebra, sometimes it was flowcharts from computer programs.

Close up, the machinery looked almost organic -- it had that evolved complexity, unplanned and serendipitous, that you can see in electron micrographs of cells and in flowcharts of mitochondria.

And sometimes just playing with the factors, flowcharting, could give you the answer you were looking for.