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Dictionary Definition

pipeline

Noun

1 gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth" [syn: grapevine, word of mouth]
2 a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport" [syn: line]

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English

Noun

  1. a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
    An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
  2. a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
    3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline.
  3. a system through which something is conducted
    A new version of the software is in the pipeline, but has not been rolled-out.
  4. In the context of "Surfing": : The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when wave has started closing over.

Translations

a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially
a system through which something is conducted
The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when wave has started closing over

Verb

  1. To convey something by a system of pipes
  2. To lay a system of pipes through something

Translations

To convey something by a system of pipes
To lay a system of pipes through something

Extensive Definition

Pipeline may refer to:
In entertainment:
pipeline in German: Pipeline (Begriffsklärung)
pipeline in French: Pipeline
pipeline in Italian: Pipeline
pipeline in Japanese: パイプライン
pipeline in Turkish: Boru hattı (anlam ayrımı)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adjutage, bush telegraph, catheter, channel, coming, conduit, confidential information, connection, contact, conveyor, cooking, drainpipe, duct, efflux tube, fire hose, flue pipe, flume, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, grapevine, grapevine telegraph, hose, hosepipe, imminent, in the offing, in the works, inside dope, inside information, insider, line, main, nipple, on the way, organ pipe, origin, passage, pipe, pipette, piping, put through channels, ready, reed, reed pipe, siamese, siamese connection, siphon, snorkel, soil pipe, source, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, straw, supplier, tap, the lowdown, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, under way, waste pipe, water pipe, wellspring
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