streamline

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streamline (plural streamlines)

  1. (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.
  2. (meteorology) On a weather chart, a line that is tangent to the flow of the wind.

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streamline (third-person singular simple present streamlines, present participle streamlining, simple past and past participle streamlined)

  1. (transitive) To design and construct the contours of a vehicle etc. so as to offer the least resistance to its flow through a fluid.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To simplify or organize a process in order to increase its efficiency.
  3. (transitive) To modernise.

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