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 While some solutions are more streamlined than others, the application is essentially ‘captured’ to a storage location. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 More streamlined, colorful, feature-rich, and expensive is the fastest summary of the Charge 5. Alaina Yee, PCWorld, 25 Aug. 2021 With the first updates kicking in this month, Android apps should be more streamlined and lightweight. David Nield, Wired, 8 Aug. 2021 The fighter will feature a streamlined maintenance system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 July 2021 Although the concept is still recognizable as a Volvo, its styling is more streamlined and simple compared with the company’s current offerings. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 30 June 2021 Her latest recipes are more streamlined than ever, with a mere handful of ingredients – and lots of substitution options – combining in surprising, flavorful ways. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 Many women’s helmets are a little more streamlined and less visually bulky. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 4 Mar. 2021 On Wednesday, the precision health company OneDrop—best known for its sleek, streamlined glucose monitoring tools and app—announced a new platform for preventing cardiovascular disease, developed in partnership with Bayer. Yasmin Tayag, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of streamlined

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of streamlined was in 1913

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“Streamlined.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for streamlined


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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