streamlined
Streamline Stream"line`, a. Of or pert. to a stream line; designating a motion or flow that is free from turbulence, like that of a particle in a streamline; hence, designating a surface, body, etc., that is designed so as to afford an unbroken flow of a fluid about it, esp. when the resistance to flow is the least possible; as, a streamline body for an automobile or airship; -- the current usuage prefers the term {streamlined}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • streamlined — [strēm′līnd΄] adj. 1. having a contour designed to offer the least resistance in moving through air, water, etc. ☆ 2. arranged or organized so as to be simpler or more efficient 3. with no excess, as of fat, decoration, etc.; trim [a streamlined… …   English World dictionary

  • streamlined — streamline stream‧line [ˈstriːmlaɪn] verb [transitive] to make something such as a business or organization work more simply and effectively: • Much has been done to streamline the production process. • The organization has been streamlined to… …   Financial and business terms

  • streamlined — [[t]stri͟ːmlaɪnd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A streamlined vehicle, animal, or object has a shape that allows it to move quickly or efficiently through air or water. ...these beautifully streamlined and efficient cars. ...the sharks sleek,… …   English dictionary

  • streamlined — adjective 1. made efficient by stripping off nonessentials (Freq. 2) short streamlined meetings a streamlined hiring process • Similar to: ↑efficient 2. designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow a streamlined convertible …   Useful english dictionary

  • streamlined — adjective 1) streamlined cars Syn: aerodynamic, smooth, sleek 2) a streamlined organization Syn: efficient, smooth running, well run, slick; time saving, labor saving …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • streamlined — /ˈstrimlaɪnd / (say streemluynd) verb 1. past participle of streamline. –adjective 2. having a shape designed to offer the least possible resistance: a streamlined car. 3. simplified, especially to improve efficiency: the new streamlined… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • streamlined — adjective Date: 1913 1. a. contoured to reduce resistance to motion through a fluid (as air) b. stripped of nonessentials ; compact c. effectively integrated ; organized 2. having flowing lines 3. brought up to date ; modernized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • streamlined — /streem luynd /, adj. 1. having a contour designed to offer the least possible resistance to a current of air, water, etc.; optimally shaped for motion or conductivity. 2. designed or organized to give maximum efficiency; compact. 3. modernized;… …   Universalium

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