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English definition of “bottleneck”

bottleneck

noun [C]     /ˈbɒtlnek/
a problem that delays a process or stops it from continuing: a legislative/funding bottleneck Barring a legislative bottleneck, the new law is expected to pass by the end of the year.eliminate/avoid a bottleneck He urged the department to identify and eliminate bottlenecks. a major/huge bottleneck
(Definition of bottleneck noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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