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workflow

[wurk-floh] /ˈwɜrkˌfloʊ/
noun
1.
the flow or amount of work to and from an office, department, or employee.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; work + flow
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Examples from the web for workflow
  • But even after years of practice and experimentation, her workflow remains breathtakingly painstaking.
  • It has led to big changes in my own workflow and priorities.
  • The standard comments in the comments box arrive in their email, which matches their workflow.
  • No one's talking about a workflow interrupting complete rewrite of your life.
  • It's also customized code designed to fit the specific needs of your disability and workflow.
Word Origin and History for workflow
n.

1950, from work (n.) + flow (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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workflow in Technology


1. The scheduling of independent jobs on a computer.
See also time-sharing, WFL.
2. The set of relationships between all the activities in a project, from start to finish. Activities are related by different types of trigger relation. Activities may be triggered by external events or by other activities.
3. The movement of documents around an organisation for purposes including sign-off, evaluation, performing activities in a process and co-writing.
[Stef Joosten et.al. "An empirical study about the practice of workflow management", WA-12 report, 1994].
(1995-03-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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