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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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I know that travelers are frustrated with these bottlenecks and traffic delays, and one of the best ways for Americans to ensure they are heard is by communicating this frustration directly to their Member of Congress.
This year, respondents to our survey clearly indicated that downstream purification was the top area in need of improvement to address capacity constraints, with better disposables and more standardized international regulatory processes also seen as major factors for removing bottlenecks.
Complicating the problem: a fluctuating product mix that continually changes the identity of the bottleneck.
A medical practice with a bottleneck is familiar to anyone in health care, especially patients.
At the velocity organizations are virtualizing their server environments, IT groups must proactively monitor and eliminate their capacity bottlenecks or they risk facing serious downtime and performance issues," said Alex Bakman, founder and CEO of VKernel.
In 1999, the original Unclogging study identified 167 major highway bottlenecks in 30 states plus the District of Columbia where drivers experience at least 700,000 annual hours of delay.
The report comes after the American Highway Users Alliance cataloged 166 of the worst bottlenecks across the nation, four of which are in the Southland, including the 55/22 ``Orange Crush.
It didn't take too long for most people to realize the machine had become a bottleneck.
The best marketers want to be much less dependent on time-consuming process bottlenecks or detached third parties that delay or constrain their ability to act on immediate opportunity.
Bottlenecks stop projects from flowing," reports Realization CEO Sanjeev Gupta.
VARs frequently hear customers complain that system-level bottlenecks hamper backup performance.
Los Angeles and the nation's capital share the dubious honor of each having four of the top 18 traffic bottlenecks in the nation, according to a survey sponsored by highway interests being released today.