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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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1982) that this work is irrelevant to sexual speciation processes because it used parthenogenesis to induce an extreme bottleneck effect.
The limited number of specialists available for the prescription of ethical products has an additional bottleneck effect on potential revenues that could be generated in the ophthalmic market," remarks Mkandawire.
Given the recurrent oil and coal price spikes as well as the power shortages nationwide, energy, and energy uncertainty, is increasingly having a bottleneck effect on China's economy.
To obtain a better picture of the evolutionary relationship between Lab and the other' populations before the bottlenecks, we have made a correction for bottleneck effect (Chakraborty and Nei 1977).
Solar energy becomes the new hope for China's energy resources: Given the recurrent oil and coal price spikes as well as the power shortages nationwide, energy is increasingly having a bottleneck effect on China's economy.