Streamline

Definition of Streamline

Stream´line`
a.1.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; - the current usuage prefers the term streamlined.
v. t.1.to design or modify so as to present the least possible resistance to fluid flow; - used mostly of vehicles, such as automobiles, airplanes, or ships.
2.to change so as to make more efficient; - used especially of organizations, procedures, or methods.

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