from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A conduit of pipe, especially one used for the conveyance of water, gas, or petroleum products.
- n. A direct channel by which information is privately transmitted.
- n. A system through which something is conducted, especially as a means of supply: "Farther down the pipeline are three other approaches to vaccine development” ( Boston Globe).
- transitive v. To convey by or as if by a system of pipes.
- transitive v. To lay a system of pipes through.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
- n. a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
- n. a system through which something is conducted
- n. : The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when wave has started closing over.
- v. To convey something by a system of pipes
- v. To lay a system of pipes through something
- v. To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A line of pipe with pumping machinery and apparatus for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solids, such as petroleum or natural gas, between distant points.
- fig. an information channel direct from the source.
- the set of stages and processes from the invention or design of a product to its ultimate use, production, or commercial sale. Used commonly in the phrase in the pipeline, i. e. still in preparation or under development.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
- n. gossip spread by spoken communication
Well, coming soon in the pipeline is a vast amount more discrete mathematics.
Well, in our pipeline is a whole zoo of chart types.
As an aside, in the pipeline is another Ron Moore BSG-verse offering.
Now we are starting a new project to use model classroom teachers in what we call a pipeline for student teaching.
If the pipeline is the big deal, the traditional approach is to pay protection money to the strongest tribes along its route, which is usually lots cheaper than “secure and hold” operations.
This pipeline is also paralleled in the prison system. —
We're seeing it in what we call our pipeline, as well.
Key to the researchers 'selection criteria for which proteins to analyze from among tens of thousands in the blood was what they call a pipeline approach.
Russia in the future may build a branch pipeline from the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok line in the Far East to northeastern China, filled with gas from eastern Siberia.
They argue that Crucell, with its strong cash position, manufacturing facilities and successful product pipeline, is worth more and that J & J's bid doesn't reflect the company's future potential.
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