Does it mean "continuous movement" like No 1 in this link: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/flow_1?q=flow

Tracy Kidder spent a year embedded in a group of engineers, intimately observing it in operation. The unusually in-depth and close-grained story takes us directly to the symbolic roots of flow, spirit, and magic. Very few studies of teams can match Kidder’s rigor and attention to detail.

Source: https://books.google.com.vn/books?id=iRArDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA266

  • @Lambie or just delete everything after the "&pg" argument, as it's not necessary. Please see my edits.
    – Andrew
    Apr 23, 2019 at 16:23
  • It is not clear why flow is linked to magic and spirit. Or even why the author put them together. Maybe it is clearer in the rest of the text, which I cannot access.
    – Lambie
    Apr 23, 2019 at 16:25

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This refers to a Psychological Concept, not a dictionary definition. It refers to being fully immersed, energized, or focused.

See Wiki entry

  • Well done. So hard to keep up with all this stuff. Still, putting it there with magic and spirit is odd.
    – Lambie
    Apr 23, 2019 at 17:06

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