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streamlinedadjective

 us   /ˈstrim·lɑɪnd/
  • streamlined adjective (IMPROVED)

improved or made ​simpler: a streamlined ​system
  • streamlined adjective (IMPROVED SHAPE)

designed or ​arranged in a way that makes ​movementeasier through ​air or ​water: a streamlined ​shape/​appearance
(Definition of streamlined from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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streamlinedadjective

uk   us   /ˈstriːmlaɪnd/
MANAGEMENT a streamlined ​business, ​process, ​activity, etc. has been made simpler and more ​effective by ​reducingcosts, the ​number of ​people involved in it, etc.: Thanks to new ​technologies, ​manufacturing has become more ​flexible, streamlined, and ​efficient, and has resulted in a ​higherquality of ​product. Our streamlined ​approach has ​kept our ​costs between 20% and 25% ​lower than those of our ​competitors. streamlined ​operations/​procedures/​processes a streamlined ​structure/​system
a streamlined ​design or ​product has a ​smooth, attractive ​shape: Our latest ​model has been ​revamped to give it a more modern, streamlined ​look.
(Definition of streamlined from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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