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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Instead, the architects took a streamlined approach, replacing the county and city governments with a council and strong mayor. Peter Krouse,, "Indianapolis surged under “Unigov,” while Cleveland just clunked along: Cleveland 2030, A Way Forward," 8 July 2019 Hopefully, this new streamlined approach won’t eliminate the special titles and authors that Vertigo brought into stores. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "DC is shutting down Vertigo label, will brand comics by age-appropriateness," 21 June 2019 The license type provides a number of benefits, including a streamlined application process that lets the company apply for cultivation and manufacturing without submitting two separate applications. Felicia Gans,, "This ‘micro’-sized license is giving Mass. residents a chance to launch small marijuana businesses," 20 June 2019 Instead, the latest skin-care trend is here to answer our collective call for a more streamlined approach that still gets the job done — and done just as well. Allure, "What You Need to Know About The “Skip Care” Skin-Care Trend," 14 June 2019 In November, the agency outlined new regulatory guidelines that included a streamlined approval pathway for promising treatments in clinical trials while more clearly stipulating what standards the clinics already offering treatments need to meet. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "FDA seeking to stop procedures at two unregulated stem cell clinics," 9 May 2018 The Nissan payments to the Juffali company came out of what Nissan calls the CEO Reserve, the company’s term for payments made through a streamlined approval process, according to a person familiar with Nissan’s investigation. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Carlos Ghosn Investigators Focus on Ties to Saudi Businessman," 27 Dec. 2018 Flores will report to Grier under the team’s new, more streamlined leadership structure. Steven Wine, The Seattle Times, "‘Whirlwind’: Flores goes from Super Bowl champs to Dolphins," 4 Feb. 2019 The Boho team starts with one-ton commercial passenger vans and outfits them with a streamlined and downright Instagrammable look. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Boho-chic, fully converted camper van is $35K," 10 Sep. 2018

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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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