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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Designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in 1942, the streamlined rectangular church with a modular bell tower was the town's first modernist structure, and was seen as incredibly progressive at a time when most sacred spaces were much more ornate. Allie Weiss, ELLE Decor, "5 Midcentury-Modern Landmarks You Need to See in the Midwest," 6 Dec. 2018 Taubes and Attia thought those questions needed a more streamlined research approach to get real answers. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade," 18 June 2018 The agency finalized a broader program that month to provide a streamlined claim system; that program was set to go into effect last July 1. Michael Hiltzik,, "A federal court gives defrauded Corinthian College students a victory over Betsy DeVos," 29 May 2018 Viking is completing two 106-passenger ships, custom built specifically for the Douro River with state-of-the art engineering and their classic streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 While the world expected a streamlined, sleek bridal style from Meghan Markle and a classic look from Kate, Eugenie is known to surprise and risk-take with her fashion choices–and her reception may be just the place to try something new. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Princess Eugenie Will Likely Wear to Her Wedding Reception is #GOALS," 3 Oct. 2018 Over the past year many It girls have been spotted wearing flared jeans, but why limit the style to denim? Elevate your slacks with a pair of plaid bell-bottoms—less exaggerated and more streamlined, these say modern instead of retro. Vogue, "5 Statement-Making Pieces to Buy This Fall," 3 Oct. 2018 Though T-Mobile already offers the ability to chat with representatives through its app, more ways (and certainly, more streamlined ways) to get a hold of a company is never a bad thing. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "T-Mobile now lets you chat with customer support in iMessage," 11 Apr. 2018 Co Essentials is a streamlined collection comprised of 30 sophisticated, timeless, and effortless pieces; it is designed with the needs and values of the modern woman in mind. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Co Launches Their Essentials Collection at the Schindler House in Los Angeles," 7 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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