stream·​lined | \ˈstrēm-ˌlīnd \

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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While minimalist and Scandinavian designs warm up their streamlined spaces with texture in the form of wool, sheepskin, and linen, industrial design keeps things a little rough around the edges. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Industrial Design," 1 Oct. 2018 These various efforts could become more streamlined soon. Mike Wall,, "US Air Force Zooms Ahead on 2 New Hypersonic Weapons Plans," 20 Aug. 2018 Savings from streamlined administration would be even greater, nearly $1.6 trillion. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for all' bill estimated to cost $32.6T, new study says," 31 July 2018 Savings from streamlined administration would be even greater, nearly $1.6 trillion. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Study: ‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion," 29 July 2018 Meekins acknowledged in an affidavit that the streamlined vetting approach will make reunions happen faster. Kristina Davis,, "Trump administration outlines plan to reunify remaining 2,500 separated children," 14 July 2018 Sabraw’s court in San Diego had ordered the government to take a streamlined approach to matching and vetting parents for reunification. Brittny Mejia,, "Trump administration reunites just over half of migrant children under 5 with parents, says others are 'ineligible'," 12 July 2018 Both share the general delta-wing configuration with dual rear fins, a streamlined fuselage, and a sharp nose. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Boeing’s Proposed Hypersonic Plane Is Really, Really Fast," 28 June 2018 In comparison to Meghan Markle's minimal and streamlined Givenchy wedding gown by Clare Waight Keller, Eugenie's bridal gown feels a bit extra in it's design. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Compared to Meghan Markle's–and Kate Middleton's," 12 Oct. 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 \

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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