pipe line
pipeline pipeline, pipe line pipe line 1. A line of pipe with pumping machinery and apparatus for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solids, such as petroleum or natural gas, between distant points. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

2. fig. an information channel direct from the source. [PJC]

3. the set of stages and processes from the invention or design of a product to its ultimate use, production, or commercial sale. Used commonly in the phrase

{in the pipeline}, i. e. still in preparation or under development. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pipe-line — line / paiplain/, it. /paip lain/ locuz. ingl. [comp. di pipe tubo e line linea ], usata in ital. come s.f. invar. (industr.) [impianto di trasporto in condotta di petrolio grezzo o di suoi derivati dai luoghi di estrazione ai porti o alle… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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  • pipe line — is., İng. pipe line Bakınız boru hattı …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • pipe-line — vamzdynas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Įrenginys iš sandariai sujungtų vamzdžių skysčiams, dujoms, birioms medžiagoms, gaminiams transportuoti. atitikmenys: angl. pipe line vok. Leitung, f rus. трубопровод, m pranc. conduite, f;… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • pipe line — line of pipes that carry oil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pipe line — A line of pipe, usually of steel, sometimes of lead or even of plastic, running over or beneath the surface of the earth for the transportation of water, oil, or other liquid. 24 Am J1st Gas & O § 131. An instrumentality of commerce within the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pipe-line — altpipe line o pipeline/alt (del ing. pipeline) ► masculino Canalización para el transporte a grandes distancias de gas (gasoducto), líquidos (petróleo) [oleoducto] o sólidos pulverizados …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pipe·line — /ˈpaıpˌlaın/ noun, pl lines 1 [count] : a line of connected pipes that are used for carrying liquids and gases over a long distance a natural gas pipeline sometimes used figuratively a weapons pipeline a news pipeline from the mayor s office …   Useful english dictionary

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