Definition of workflow in US English:

workflow

noun

  • The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.

    • ‘In a larger system there can be dozens of them, specific ones for particular kinds of content and publications and many workflows that administrators need to ensure happen to maintain the overall system.’
    • ‘For those, you need a workflow that's more like the auto industry.’
    • ‘They have to be able to understand diagrams of system architectures and create their own diagrams of process workflows.’
    • ‘The potential therefore exists for business users to change workflows and related processes and breach compliance.’
    • ‘Thus, people must get an appointment first, and those appointments are scheduled to ensure a steady workflow.’
    • ‘Also, it can provide instantaneous, up to date configuration information and can control complex workflows by alerting the right people at the right time to the specific needs of any particular job.’
    • ‘It's simply unhealthy and disruptive to your workflow to continue laboring throughout a designated one-hour break.’
    • ‘This uncovers problems and waste in any process, and then compares the ideal workflow with the current processes.’
    • ‘The differences are profound and the process workflow usually kept in a spreadsheet, thus its dominance.’
    • ‘Yes, you can successfully complete simple, short workflows using e-mail.’
    • ‘Such workflows also can provide parallel and serial approval processes.’
    • ‘The creation and management of workflows has become a topical issue as the industry moves to construct service-oriented architectures (SOAs).’
    • ‘The chapter also demonstrates the creation of an action by following a typical workflow so that the process is clarified.’
    • ‘Integrate the multimedia workflow into the normal story planning process of your newsroom.’
    • ‘I went looking for pregnant pauses in their workflow and fingered the most prominent one - the print queue.’
    • ‘The system monitors all workflows in progress and interprets the results upon completion of each step.’
    • ‘Information storage operations can involve complex or repetitive user tasks and system processes - in workflows that migrate across multiple platforms.’
    • ‘Aesthetics, ergonomics, engineering and understanding the workflow all contribute to our designs.’
    • ‘Here is a guide to current pricing practices for photographers bidding on jobs involving digital workflows.’
    • ‘Few companies have succeeded in achieving substantial workflows across their supply chains.’

Pronunciation

workflow

/ˈwərkflō//ˈwərkfloʊ/