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English definition of “streamline”

streamline

verb [T] (IMPROVE)    /ˈstriːm.laɪn/
to improve the effectiveness of an organization such as a business or government, often by making the way activities are performed simpler: The cost-cutting measures include streamlining administrative procedures in the company. The government recently announced details of its plan to streamline the taxation system. Streamlining management could save at least 15 percent in costs.Making things betterBecoming betterManaging and organizing
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