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bottleneck

a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up

What does it mean when you dream about a bottleneck?

A bottleneck may mean the dreamer is squeezing through a tight situation.

bottleneck

[′bäd·əl‚nek]
(petroleum engineering)
A section of reduced diameter in a drill pipe that is caused by excessive longitudinal strain or a combination of such strain and irregular swaying of the mechanism.

bottleneck

A lessening of throughput. It often refers to networks that are overloaded, which is caused by the inability of the hardware and transmission channels to support the traffic. It can also refer to a mismatch inside the computer where slower-speed peripheral buses and devices prevent the CPU from being used to its fullest capacity.
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The fast fill phase in the generally cylindrical part of the bottle is started after the plastic bottle has been positioned under the filling valve and is followed by the low-foam, slow filling phase in the narrow bottle neck.
The boundary stone wall of the 14th century St James' parish church at Audlem, near Nantwich, causes a serious bottle neck for traffic.
After blowing, before the bottles have fully cooled, the blow pins retract and are re-inserted only a few millimeters into the bottle neck.
This new solution represents the next quantum leap for mobile phones by addressing the bottle neck in transmission quality and making data traffic significantly more reliable and consistent.
The new range includes a unique low-profile version which fits all SP-400 bottle neck finishes; uses less material; is simpler and cheaper to manufacture, and can be fitted to SP-400 finishes simply by adding low-profile 'loks' which can be blow- or injection-moulded into the neck finish.
One of them showed how to make a pasteurizable bottle for carbonated beverages by coinjecting a layer of heat-resistant polyarylate between PET layers on the bottle neck and bottom.
Design for manufacturability has become a main focus for the semiconductor and EDA industries as the ramp-up to 90-nanometer chips turned to be extremely challenging with yield issues being the bottle neck," said Jerry Worchel, Senior Analyst at In-Stat/MDR.
Seven million bottles will contain a 2-piece sample pack of Trident Advantage sugarless gum attached to the bottle neck.
breaks the bandwidth bottle neck of the Internet," explained Arthur Mrozowski, president of Media Galleries.
Clearly Canadian will support the promotion with point-of-sale in participating retail accounts consisting of posters, bottle neck ringers and shelf danglers.
JETserve Plus backs up the entire volume by reading the logical blocks directly, thereby eliminating the traditional file system level bottle neck.