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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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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) making as efficient as possible
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THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have moved to make the processes involving listing on the NSE more efficient and cost-effective by streamlining the approval process between the SEC and the NSE.
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The group currently has more than ten units and it is expected that the streamlining move would reduce lending and operating risks.
The streamlining measures will result in discontinuing or combining certain operations, which will necessitate job cuts.
However, during the 1930s they increasingly embraced and developed streamlining as an aesthetic idiom.
Chief executive Victor Bellanti said there was unlikely to be further streamlining of the business in the immediate future.

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