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bottleneck

a narrow stretch of road or a junction at which traffic is or may be held up
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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.
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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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This eliminates the delays, costs, bottlenecks and risks inherent with traditional manual drafting.
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We formulate a stochastic bottleneck model for this flexi-time commute problem and derive its analytical solution.
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Once the bottleneck has been identified faculty can make appropriate changes to the program that attempt to address these trouble spots.
Besides the works on deterministic bottleneck model, the commuting systems are also discussed in stochastic environments.
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It was decided in the joint meeting that 600 meters rope will be fixed in Bottleneck; 400 meters was promised by Norit team and 200 meters by the Italians.
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