flow

Definition

A flow, or flow variable, is an economic magnitude describing behavior that occurs over time and is therefore meaningful only relative to the unit of time. Examples are the value of exports (dollars per year),demand for foreign exchange (euros per day), and migration (persons per month). Contrasts with a stock.

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They had a great flow to their offense and it made everyone on the opposing team worried that they would lose.

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You should try to make sure that your business has a good flow and that things are progressing in the right way.

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The flow indicated that trend was to continue, our chief economist illustrated and explained the price changing mechanisms at work.

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