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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This makes the whittling-down option more streamlined. Allie Volpe, The Cut, "The Dating App That Put My Friends in Charge of My Love Life," 7 June 2018 This kind of streamlined experience will be instantly recognizable to anyone who played games like Gals’ Fighters on the NGPC. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Pocket Rumble for the Nintendo Switch channels the best portable fighters," 6 July 2018 His iconic designs have also inspired the cool, streamlined aesthetic of new landline phones. Paul Schrodt, WSJ, "Why the Landline Phone Will Never Go Away," 5 July 2018 The burden on physicians shouldn’t be significant, however: The streamlined assessments recommended in the ASCO guideline take only about 20 minutes to complete. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "Geriatric Assessments Could Fine-Tune Cancer Care For Older Adults," 28 June 2018 Numerous challenges also remain for startup founders in a country not renowned for its streamlined regulatory frameworks. Eoghan Macguire, CNN, "Can Kuwait's delivery heroes inspire startup scene?," 2 June 2018 Another more egalitarian service is Choon, built on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, promising fair, timely payments, a streamlined approach to publishing rights management, and greater transparency with artists. Grant Rindner, Billboard, "How Blockchain, Co-Ops and 'Microsubscription' Services Could Help Artists Earn More From Music Streaming," 30 Apr. 2018 No wonder, then, that WPA2 offered no streamlined way to safely onboard these devices to an existing Wi-Fi network. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself," 26 June 2018 Thanks to a streamlined hormonal regimen and a simplified device for culturing embryos, an IVF cycle at ABC costs just £2,500, including all tests, medicines, and doctor visits. Anna Louie Sussman,, "Falling Birthrates Call for More Accessible Fertility Treatment," 18 June 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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