stream·​lined | \ ˈstrēm-ˌlīnd How to pronounce streamlined (audio) \

Definition of streamlined

1a : contoured to reduce resistance to motion through a fluid (such as air)
b : stripped of nonessentials : compact
c : effectively integrated : organized
2 : having flowing lines
3 : brought up to date : modernized

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Melvoin said charters could take heart in the potential for existing, high-performing charters to have longer operating agreements and a more streamlined process for getting them approved. Howard Blumestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Charter school compromise could intensify L.A.'s school board battles," 3 Sep. 2019 The fact that 19 million shoppers have begun applying and failed to finish also speaks to the need for a simpler, more streamlined process. Jennifer Markert, USA TODAY, "Wondering if life insurance is worth it? These 4 facts will help you decide," 27 Aug. 2019 The streamlined nose bridge can be opened or closed to facilitate airflow and stop fogging. Roy M. Wallack, Los Angeles Times, "At last, sunglasses designed for the sport you love," 13 Sep. 2019 There are streamlined merchandise and displays, and the locations are boiled down to the basics in atmosphere and flavor. Pat Lenhoff,, "Column: Vanilla pudding is good, but it makes for bad retail aesthetic. Why is individuality in stores disappearing?," 11 Sep. 2019 Her plan would reform the presidential clemency power, creating a more streamlined review unit to help inmates who’ve been in federal prison decades get out sooner. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "Kamala Harris: end death penalty, remove mandatory minimum sentences, close private prisons," 9 Sep. 2019 Its streamlined shape won’t catch on branches, and the thin strap holds the 330 in place surprisingly well. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Headlamps of 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 From July 2018 through June 2019, Wisconsin farmers filed 45 bankruptcies under Chapter 12, a section of the U.S. bankruptcy code that provides financially troubled family farmers with a streamlined path to repay all or part of their debts. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Farm Bureau report: Wisconsin again leads nation in family farm bankruptcies," 23 Aug. 2019 The debut collection kicks off with rings and earrings, featuring styles ranging from streamlined hoop silhouettes to fun heart-shape studs to safety pin designs and initial pieces. Brittany Talarico,, "BaubleBar Launches Fine Jewelry Line Starting at $55: Shop It Now!," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of streamlined

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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stream·​lined | \ ˈstrēm-ˌlīnd How to pronounce streamlined (audio) \

Kids Definition of streamlined

1 : designed or constructed to make motion through water or air easier or as if for this purpose It was … a streamlined car of graceful design.— E. B. White, Stuart Little
2 : made shorter, simpler, or more efficient They developed a streamlined manufacturing process.

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