Definition of Streamline

1. Verb. Contour economically or efficiently.

Generic synonyms: Contour
Derivative terms: Streamliner



Definition of Streamline

1. 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.

Definition of Streamline

1. Noun. (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. ¹

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

3. Verb. (transitive) To design and construct the contours of a vehicle etc. so as to offer the least resistance to its flow through a fluid. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive by extension) To simplify or organize a process in order to increase its efficiency. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To modernise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Streamline

1. [v -LINED, -LINING, -LINES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Streamline

streamertails
streames
streamflow
streamflows
streamful
streamier
streamiest
streaminess
streaming
streamingly
streamings
streamless
streamlet
streamlets
streamlike
streamline (current term)
streamline flow
streamlined
streamliner
streamliners
streamlines
streamlining
streams
streamscape
streamscapes
streamside
streamsides
streamwater
streamwise
streamy

Literary usage of Streamline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Aircraft and Automobile Materials of Construction by Arthur William Judge (1920)
"streamline Wires. Modern aircraft invariably use bracing wires of streamline ... It may be of interest to point out that a streamline section has only about ..."

2. The Properties of Aerofoils and Aerodynamic Bodies: A Textbook for by Arthur William Judge (1917)
"When a streamline form of strut is placed so that its plane of symmetry is in- FIG. ... The case of a tilted streamline of considerable fineness has already ..."

3. Natural Gas: Factors Affecting Approval Times for Construction of Natural (1993)
"FERC has promulgated new rules to streamline its environmental review process. As discussed in our report, however, FERC has delayed implementation of these ..."

4. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Data by owners Using SRM to streamline your backups Rate 0.45%/day -0.21%/day -0.11%/day 0.05%/day •0.69%/day 0.07%/day Once you have a handle on where your ..."

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