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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.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) making as efficient as possible
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