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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