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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 slow pace and undue exposure in Bottleneck seemed to be a continuous source of frustration among climbers.
Bottleneck issues in downstream processing arise from increased expression levels at the bioreactor, which have held steady or increased, but have not decreased with new products coming on stream.
How can development teams best identify opportunities to eliminate bottlenecks & increase build process productivity?
falciparum's bottleneck could not have occurred by itself, but rather required simultaneous evolution in the mosquito that spreads it.
Time each area of the loop over an extended period to determine where bottlenecks occur.
Finally, being able to identify the bottleneck at any moment in time made it possible, through the intelligent scheduling of resources and material, to substantially increase the plant's throughput.
Revolver cartridges with more pronounced bottlenecks have generally been unsuccessful.
In a manufacturing plant, one piece of equipment might be such an important bottleneck that no other work could proceed without its smooth functioning.
At each flush phase after a bottleneck, additive genetic variances and covariances for these eight traits were obtained from the ancestral population using midparental-offspring covariances (three daughters per family; approximately 30 families per episode), to obtain an additive genetic variance-covariance matrix, used as a basis for measuring generalized genetic distance, D, between each bottlenecked line and the ancestor (Lande 1979; Bryant and Meffert 1990).
Given these bottlenecks, I think the real story is not why we had a recession, but that the recession was relatively mild.
VKernel Corporation, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual appliances for managing virtual server environments, announced today its Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer Virtual Appliance, which immediately identifies current and future capacity bottlenecks to ensure the performance of VMware ESX environments.
Unfortunately, over time the databases developed I/O bottlenecks that the initial SAN deployment could not fully handle.