pipeline

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A pipeline

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pipe +‎ line

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pipeline (plural pipelines)

  1. a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
    An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
  2. a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
    3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline.
  3. a system through which something is conducted
    A new version of the software is in the pipeline, but has not been rolled-out.
    • April 19 2002, Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville[1]
      The gym’s proprietor, “Crazy” Tim Credeur, heads up the Gladiator Academy, which serves as a pipeline for amateur MMA fighters to move up the ranks, though few of them do.
  4. (surfing) The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when the wave has started closing over it.

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pipeline (third-person singular simple present pipelines, present participle pipelining, simple past and past participle pipelined)

  1. (transitive) To convey something by a system of pipes
  2. (transitive) To lay a system of pipes through something
  3. (computing, transitive) To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.

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pipeline m (plural pipelines)

  1. pipeline (for oil)

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