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stream·line / ˈstrēmˌlīn/ • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (streamlined) design or provide with a form that presents very little resistance to a flow of air or water, increasing speed and ease of movement: streamlined passenger trains. ∎ fig. make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods: the company streamlined its operations by removing whole layers of management. • n. a line along which the flow of a moving fluid is least turbulent. • adj. 1. (of fluid flow) free from turbulence. 2. dated having a streamlined shape: a streamline airplane.

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streamline
1. In a flowing fluid, a hypothetical line which indicates the local direction of flow. See also HYDRAULIC GRADIENT; and POTENTIOMETRIC SURFACE.

2. A shape which allows a body to offer minimum resistance to a fluid through which it moves; to impart such a shape to a body.

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streamline
1. In a flowing fluid, a hypothetical line which indicates the local direction of flow.

2. A shape which allows a body to offer minimum resistance to a fluid through which it moves; to impart such a shape to a body.