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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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The volume that is exhaled after the flows from both loops become generally super imposable is referred to as the iso-flow or VisoV (volume with identical flow).
At some sites, the water flows from onshore aquifers to the sea through porous rocks and then seeps up through the seafloor.
Furthermore, Class B stock, which entitles the holder to residual cash flows from the business, was privately placed with American International Group and Pacific Life.