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See also: pipe-line
pipeline (plural pipelines)
- a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
- An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- (surfing) The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when the wave has started closing over it.
a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially
a system through which something is conducted
The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when wave has started closing over
- (transitive) To convey something by a system of pipes
- (transitive) To lay a system of pipes through something
- (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.
pipeline m (plural pipelines)
- pipeline (for oil)