streamline
I. noun Date: 1868 1. the path of a particle in a fluid relative to a solid body past which the fluid is moving in smooth flow without turbulence 2. a. a contour designed to minimize resistance to motion through a fluid (as air) b. a smooth or flowing line designed as if for decreasing air resistance II. transitive verb Date: 1913 1. to design or construct with a streamline 2. to bring up to date ; modernize 3. a. to put in order ; organize b. to make simpler or more efficient <
a system that streamlines the process
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • streamline — stream line, v. t. 1. to design or modify so as to present the least possible resistance to fluid flow; used mostly of vehicles, such as automobiles, airplanes, or ships. [PJC] 2. [Fig.] to change so as to make more efficient; used especially of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • streamline — index simplify (make easier) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • streamline — [strēm′līn΄] n. 1. the path, or a section of the path, of a fluid moving past a solid object 2. a contour with reference to its resistance, as to air vt. streamlined, streamlining to make streamlined adj. STREAMLINED …   English World dictionary

  • Streamline — Der Begriff Streamline bezeichnet im Englischen als Substantiv Stromlinie eine Grafiksoftware, siehe Adobe Streamline eine Zweigrichtung des Kunststils Art Déco, siehe Streamline Moderne eine amerikanische Filmfirma, siehe Streamline Pictures… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • streamline — {{11}}streamline (n.) 1868, line drawn from point to point, so that its direction is everywhere that of the motion of the fluid [Lamb, Hydrodynamics, 1906], from STREAM (Cf. stream) (n.) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.). The adjective is attested from 1898 …   Etymology dictionary

  • streamline — [[t]stri͟ːmlaɪn[/t]] streamlines, streamlining, streamlined VERB To streamline an organization or process means to make it more efficient by removing unnecessary parts of it. [V n] They re making efforts to streamline their normally cumbersome… …   English dictionary

  • streamline — UK [ˈstriːmˌlaɪn] / US [ˈstrɪmˌlaɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms streamline : present tense I/you/we/they streamline he/she/it streamlines present participle streamlining past tense streamlined past participle streamlined 1) to improve a… …   English dictionary

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