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pipelinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpaɪp.laɪn/
a very ​longlargetube, often ​underground, through which ​liquid or ​gas can ​flow for ​longdistances
(Definition of pipeline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pipelinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑɪpˌlɑɪn/
a ​series of ​connectedtubes for ​transportinggas, ​oil, or ​water, usually over ​longdistances
(Definition of pipeline from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pipelinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpaɪplaɪn/
NATURAL RESOURCES a very ​long large tube, usually underground, used to ​transportoil, ​gas, etc. over a ​long distance: The Alaska pipeline ​crosses the ​wilderness in the northern Yukon.pipeline company/operator The ​gas pipeline ​operator warned of possible ​shortages this winter. pipeline ​network/​systempipeline construction/maintenance/operations Recently we have made ​progress towards ​improving pipeline ​maintenance.
in the pipeline a ​plan, ​product, etc. that is in the pipeline is being discussed or prepared and will be ​produced or ​finished in the future: The ​CEO told the ​media there were no further acquisitions in the pipeline.
(Definition of pipeline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pipeline”
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指铺设在地下的)管道,管线…
in Turkish boru hattı…
in Russian трубопровод…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指鋪設在地下的)管道,管線…
in Polish rurociąg…
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