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flow

a measurement of quantity over a specified period of time. Unlike a STOCK, which is not a function of time, a flow measures quantity passing per minute, hour, day or whatever. A common analogy is to a reservoir. The water entering and leaving the reservoir is a flow but the water actually in the reservoir at any one point in time is a stock. INCOME is a flow but WEALTH is a stock.
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Among these 30 patients, 29patients showed improvement in their Barthel scores by day 5, and flowingly.
Because she thinks flowingly, with her feelings, she is relatively indifferent to the fashions of men" ("Women" 413).