bottleneck

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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.
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).