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streamline

noun stream·line \ ˈstrēm-ˌlīn \
Updated on: 10 Feb 2018

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 (such as air)
b : a smooth or flowing line designed as if for decreasing air resistance

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First Known Use of streamline

1868

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streamline

verb

Definition of streamline

transitive verb
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 in a Sentence

  1. The manufacturer has streamlined the car's design.

  2. The business is looking for ways to streamline production.

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First Known Use of streamline

1913

streamline Synonyms


STREAMLINE Defined for English Language Learners

streamline

verb

Definition of streamline for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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