pipeline

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noun pipe·line \ˈpīp-ˌlīn\

Definition of pipeline

  1. 1a :  a line of pipe with pumps, valves, and control devices for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solidsb :  pipe 2b

  2. 2 :  a direct channel for information

  3. 3 :  a process or channel of supply <an arms pipeline>

  4. 4 :  a state of development, preparation, or production <several projects in the pipeline>; also :  the system for such processes <a strong product pipeline>

  5. 5 :  a course of individual advancement or development especially to fill organizational needs

Examples of pipeline in a sentence

  1. <an equipment hauler serves as the columnist's pipeline for gossip about the rock band>

  2. <the battle was ultimately lost because the enemy had destroyed our pipeline for resupply>

1856

First Known Use of pipeline

1856



PIPELINE Defined for English Language Learners

pipeline

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noun pipe·line \ˈpīp-ˌlīn\

Definition of pipeline for English Language Learners

  • : a line of connected pipes that are used for carrying liquids and gases over a long distance

  • the pipeline : the system for developing and producing something


PIPELINE Defined for Kids

pipeline

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noun pipe·line \ˈpīp-ˌlīn\

Definition of pipeline for Students

  1. :  a line of connected pipes with pumps and control devices for carrying liquids or gases over a long distance



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