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

Examples of streamlined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make permanent a streamlined process to quickly license out-of-state health care workers. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With hospitals on brink of 'catastrophe,' association head and Democratic congressman call for action from Evers, GOP leaders," 19 Nov. 2020 While the design palette was lots of chintz and bows, the kitchen might be the most streamlined space in the home. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Clary Bosbyshell Turns a Dark Tudor Home Into a Light, Bright Paradise for Self-Proclaimed Grandmillennial Emily Hertz," 12 Nov. 2020 This sleek, sophisticated and streamlined carafe produces 1 liter (about 4 1/4 cups) of rich, robust brew in just eight hours. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "All the best editor-tested coffee essentials to upgrade your morning cup," 11 Nov. 2020 In contrast, the PlayStation interface looks elegant and streamlined. Mike Isaac, New York Times, "PlayStation 5 Review: Sony’s New Console Is an Entertaining Behemoth," 6 Nov. 2020 Not to mention streamlined, contact-free service in stores and member pricing on fuel at nearly 2,000 gas stations nationwide. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime: Here's what you need to know," 21 Sep. 2020 Alongside this technological victory, the 2015 World Cup’s streamlined graphics and professional commentary were unprecedented for the Mario Kart scene. Alexander Lee, Washington Post, "Is the Mario Kart esports scene on the rise? Recent World Cup success argues it may be.," 13 Aug. 2020 Willa Arlo Rieke Floral Single Shower Curtain ($29.99, originally $80; Not your basic white shower curtain, this one has a clean, streamlined look with 3-D floral texture for some extra playfulness. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Way Day, Wayfair’s biggest sale of the year, is happening now," 23 Sep. 2020 The style, known for its simple, clean shapes, streamlined look, and stylized, geometric ornamentation, also had a fascination with modern machines like planes and boats. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "Studio 2000 has closed. What will happen to the iconic Art Deco space it occupied?," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of streamlined

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Streamlined.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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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