streamline

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noun

stream·​line ˈstrēm-ˌlīn How to pronounce streamline (audio)
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

streamline

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verb

streamlined; streamlining; streamlines

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

Verb The manufacturer has streamlined the car's design. The business is looking for ways to streamline production.
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Verb
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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of streamline was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Streamline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streamline. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

streamline

verb
stream·​line
ˈstrēm-ˌlīn
1
: to design or construct with an outline which makes motion through water or air easier
2
: to bring up to date : modernize
3
: to make simpler, more effective, or more productive

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