Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed or arranged to offer the least resistance to fluid flow.
  • adj. Reduced to essentials; lacking anything extra.
  • adj. Effectively organized or simplified: a streamlined method of production.
  • adj. Having flowing, graceful lines; sleek: a streamlined convertible.
  • adj. Improved in appearance or efficiency; modernized.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Designed to offer little resistance to the flow of fluid, especially by having sleek, graceful lines.
  • adj. Having been made more simple and straight forward.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of streamline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made efficient by stripping off nonessentials
  • adj. designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow

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Examples

  • Wildcats 3.0, the title streamlined into a clean, antiseptic sans-serif typeface that wouldn't look out of place on an investment magazine.

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  • *** Technology Cisco Systems said it will switch to what it calls a "streamlined operating model," as the networking company looks to refocus its operations and simplify its oft-criticized management structure.

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  • The IRS also will make what it calls "streamlined installment agreements" available to more small businesses with unpaid taxes, giving them up to 24 months to pay debts of $25,000 or less.

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  • They can do what they call a streamlined re-fi and that should cost you less.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2009

  • +0.40% shares edged up fractionally after the networking company unveiled what it called a "streamlined operating model" designed to simplify its operations and streamline its sales, services and engineering organizations. /quotes/comstock/10y!

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  • Check out the models from Nutcase, which feature bold graphics (stripes, flags, flames and such) in streamlined skater shapes.

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  • The 2006 database is streamlined from the 2005 version, with a lot of bad addresses and other garbage gone.

    Waldo Jaquith - Democrats’ list management practices.

  • And though his keen intellect and long list of accomplishments in an industry characterized by streamlined steel could lead some to suspect otherwise, the Swiss-born businessman reserves a soft spot for his pets--a gaggle of dogs, cats and horses that all share living space on the Lutz family's farm in the Detroit area.

    Wendy Diamond: General Motors's Bob Lutz Chooses Pooches Over Pontiacs

  • It is true that savings were minimal, but it would appear in the media as if government were being streamlined, which is legitimately desired by the public.

    Henry J. Stern: Condemned to Repeat It

  • A so-called streamlined sales tax proposal sought by business groups has failed to advance because of lack of support in the Senate, Bishop said.

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