Meaning of “streamline” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “streamline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"streamline" in American English

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streamlineverb [ T ]

us /ˈstrimˌlɑɪn/

streamline verb [ T ] (SHAPE)

to shape something so that it moves as easily as possible through air or water:

Designers streamlined the boat, hoping to improve its performance.

streamline verb [ T ] (IMPROVE)

to change something so that it works better, esp. by making it simpler:

The company streamlined its operations and increased its profits.

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"streamline" in Business English

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streamlineverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈstriːmlaɪn/ us MANAGEMENT

to make a business, process, activity, etc. simpler and more effective by reducing costs, the number of people involved in it, etc.:

Around 1% of the global workforce are being laid off as the group attempts to streamline its business.
Many governments have embraced outsourcing as a way to privatize, streamline, and lower costs.
streamline operations/procedures/processes They are now under pressure to streamline operations after profits slumped by 45% last year.

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