verb (used with object), stream·lined, stream·lin·ing.
- streaming movement,
- streaming potential,
- streamline flow,
Origin of streamline
Examples from the Web for streamlining
If the answer is no, relaxing them is acceptable, for the common good of rationalizing and streamlining airport security.TSA Says Yes to Small Knives, Then No—What’s the Problem?|Patrick Smith|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bulk purchases of supplies, and streamlining bureaucratic overhead, can save real money.Can We Really Give Everyone Access to High Quality Preschool?|Megan McArdle|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For an embrace of the Simpson-Bowles commission plan for debt reduction and a streamlining of the U.S. tax codes?Obama’s Nightmare: Reelected in 2012 but Republicans Take the Senate|Thomas E. Cronin|December 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It made this tremendous speed by streamlining and through sheer power.The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
This streamlining of undergarments helped the lady of fashion to maintain a desirably svelte figure.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
Streamlining, in the vacuum, of course wasn't necessary, either.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
1868, "line drawn from point to point, so that its direction is everywhere that of the motion of the fluid" [Lamb, "Hydrodynamics," 1906], from stream (n.) + line (n.). The adjective is attested from 1898, "free from turbulence," 1907 in sense of "shaped so that the flow around it is smooth."
1913, "give a streamline form to," from streamline (n.). From 1936 in the extended sense of "simplify and organize." Related: Streamlined; streamlining.