streamline

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1stream·line

noun \ˈstrēm-ˌlīn\

Definition of STREAMLINE

1
:  the path of a particle in a fluid relative to a solid body past which the fluid is moving in smooth flow without turbulence
2
a :  a contour designed to minimize resistance to motion through a fluid (as air)
b :  a smooth or flowing line designed as if for decreasing air resistance

First Known Use of STREAMLINE

1868

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

Rhymes with STREAMLINE

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2streamline

transitive verb

: to design or make (something, such as a boat or car) with a smooth shape which makes motion through water or air easier

: to make (something) simpler, more effective, or more productive

Full Definition of STREAMLINE

1
:  to design or construct with a streamline
2
:  to bring up to date :  modernize
3
a :  to put in order :  organize
b :  to make simpler or more efficient <a system that streamlines the process>

Examples of STREAMLINE

  1. The manufacturer has streamlined the car's design.
  2. The business is looking for ways to streamline production.

First Known Use of STREAMLINE

1913

streamline

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In fluid mechanics, the path of imaginary particles suspended in the fluid and carried along with it. In steady flow, the fluid is in motion but the streamlines are fixed. Where streamlines crowd together, the fluid speed is relatively high; where they open out, the fluid is relatively still. See also laminar flow, turbulent flow.

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