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Definition of STREAMLINE

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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 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.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 organizations, procedures, or methods. "The streamlined company became a formidable competitor." [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "streamline": air line, axis, beeline, boil down, chord, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, distill, edge, great-circle course, modernize, narrow, normal, oversimplify, perpendicular, purify, radius, radius vector, reduce, reduce to elements, refine, right line, secant, segment, shortcut, side, simplify, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, strip down, tangent, transversal, update, vector


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