Streamline definition

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A line that is parallel to the direction of flow of a fluid at a given instant.
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A Macintosh tracing program from Adobe. It converts scanned or MacPaint images into PostScript files, which can be modified in Adobe Illustrator.
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A contour of a body constructed so as to offer minimum resistance to a fluid flow.
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The path of one particle in a flowing fluid.
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Streamline is something that has a shape that provides little resistance to air or fluid flow.

An example of streamline is a slick, smooth aircraft.

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The path, or a section of the path, of a fluid moving past a solid object.
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To construct or reconstruct an object to reduce the amount of drag it undergoes as it moves through a fluid, especially air or water.
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Streamline means to design something in a way that provides little resistance such as from air, water or quick movement.

When you design an ultra-slick air craft with almost no wind resistance, this is an example of when you streamline.

When a business process has five steps and you figure out a way to do it in two simpler steps and make a quicker movement, this is an example of when you streamline.

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To improve the efficiency of, often by simplification.

Streamline a factory process.

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To construct or design in a form that offers the least resistance to fluid flow.

Streamline a car's design.

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To design with flowing, graceful lines.

Streamline furniture.

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A contour with reference to its resistance, as to air.
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(physics) A line that is tangent to the velocity of flow of a fluid; equivalent to the path of a specific particle in that flow.
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(meteorology) On a weather chart, a line that is tangent to the flow of the wind.
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To design and construct the contours of a vehicle etc. so as to offer the least resistance to its flow through a fluid.
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(by extension) To simplify or organize a process in order to increase its efficiency.
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To make streamlined.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
streamline
Plural:
streamlines