AskDefine | Define streamline

Dictionary Definition

streamline v : contour economically or efficiently

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  1. 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. on a weather chart, a line that is tangent to the flow of the wind


  1. 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

Extensive Definition

Streamline may refer to:
streamline in German: Streamline

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air line, axis, beeline, boil down, chord, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, distill, edge, great-circle course, modernize, narrow, normal, oversimplify, perpendicular, purify, radius, radius vector, reduce, reduce to elements, refine, right line, secant, segment, shortcut, side, simplify, straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway, strip down, tangent, transversal, update, vector
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