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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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It is interesting to note that these downstream bottlenecks often come from new products, new processes, or new CMO projects, and not from existing products/processes.
At GPI Prototype, the best opportunities to eliminate bottlenecks come from our processes and maintain high levels of efficiency centers on customer education.
If there are any legal obstacles or bottlenecks, we will solve them.
The 1999 study counted 167 major highway bottlenecks in 30 states and the District of Columbia where drivers experienced at least 700,000 annual hours of delay.
If too few patterns are run, a bottleneck will occur at stripping waiting for binder to set up.
Once Martin Lightsey, president of Specialty Blades, realized the critical link between bottlenecks and profits, he knew that communicating this link to his employees--who already participated in the company profit-sharing plan--would become a powerful motivating tool.
Currently the only popular bottleneck commercial autopistol cartridge is the .
The issue of physician absenteeism receives no more attention than that of other employees in today's managed care companies, yet, because they are operational bottlenecks, strategies for absenteeism prevention must be enhanced greatly.
The levels of additive genetic variance deteriorated over the five founder-flush cycles much more rapidly for the single-pair lines than for the four- and 16-pair lines (Bryant and Meffert 1993), and thus these larger bottlenecked lines may have retained ability for continued differentiation during successive bottlenecks.
Given these bottlenecks, I think the real story is not why we had a recession, but that the recession was relatively mild.
Queue time can be reduced if bottlenecks are eliminated and optimal batch sizes used.
On the basis of recent data, the authors postulate that theprimary bottleneck happened 10,000 to 12,000 years ago during the late Pleistocene period, and the second happened during the last century.