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streamline

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noun stream·line \ˈstrēm-ˌlīn\

Definition of streamline

  1. 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. 2a :  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

1868

First Known Use of streamline

1868

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streamline

transitive verb stream·line

Definition of streamline

  1. 1 :  to design or construct with a streamline

  2. 2 :  to bring up to date :  modernize

  3. 3a :  to put in order :  organizeb :  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.

1913

First Known Use of streamline

1913


STREAMLINE Defined for English Language Learners


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streamline

transitive verb stream·line

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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