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tr.v. stream·lined, stream·lin·ing, stream·lines
a. To construct or design in a form that offers the least resistance to fluid flow: streamline a car's design.
b. To design with flowing, graceful lines: streamline furniture.
2. To improve the efficiency of, often by simplification: streamline a factory process.
1. A line that is parallel to the direction of flow of a fluid at a given instant.
2. The path of one particle in a flowing fluid.
3. A contour of a body constructed so as to offer minimum resistance to a fluid flow.
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1. (General Engineering) a contour on a body that offers the minimum resistance to a gas or liquid flowing around it
2. (General Physics) an imaginary line in a fluid such that the tangent at any point indicates the direction of the velocity of a particle of the fluid at that point
(General Engineering) to make streamlined
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n., v. -lined, -lin•ing.
1. a contour offering the least resistance to a current, as of air or water.
2. the path of a particle that is flowing steadily and without turbulence in a fluid past an object.v.t.
3. to make streamlined.
4. to alter so as to make more efficient or simple.adj.
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To design or construct something so that it offers the least resistance to the flow of a fluid, especially air or water.
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Past participle: streamlined
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|Verb||1.||streamline - contour economically or efficiently|
contour - form the contours of
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verb rationalize, restructure, reorganize, modernize, bring up to date, make more efficient They're making efforts to streamline their bureaucracy.
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[+ car, plane] → profiler
[+ organization, company, process] → rationaliser
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