A workflow is a sequence of connected steps or operations used to model real work for further assessment, e.g., for describing a reliably repeatable sequence of operations.

More abstractly, a workflow is a pattern of activity enabled by a systematic organization of resources, defined roles and mass, energy and information flows, into a work process that can be documented and learned.

Workflows are designed to achieve processing intents of some sort, such as physical transformation, service provision, or information processing.

The term workflow is used in computer programming to capture and develop human-to-machine interaction.

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