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path of a fluid flowing steadily and without appreciable turbulence. A body is said to be streamlined if its shape offers the least possible resistance to a current of air, water, or other fluid. The current that a streamlined body breaks simply reunites in its wake, as contrasted with the retarding eddies and turbulence created by the partial vacuum in the wake of a nonstreamlined body. The streamline design is typically a long ellipse tapering to a point in the direction of flow; it is illustrated in the cross section of an airplane wing and in the bodies of fishes and birds. Vehicles such as automobiles, aircraft, railroad cars, and boats are designed to provide maximum streamline.
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(fluid mechanics)
A line which is every where parallel to the direction of fluid flow at a given instant.
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1. a contour on a body that offers the minimum resistance to a gas or liquid flowing around it
2. an imaginary line in a fluid such that the tangent at any point indicates the direction of the velocity of a particle of the fluid at that point
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"Both PathScale and Streamline are committed to accelerating the adoption of clustered computing for all types of high-performance applications," said Scott Metcalf, president and CEO of PathScale.
Hartford eventually paid more on the loss, but Streamline contested the amount.
Streamline: When using left-arm touch, breathe on every second stroke on the left side only.
It allows us to assess discrete areas of activity, as we examine the steps of our production line and work to streamline and achieve greater effectiveness.
Streamline can increasingly exploit the fact that its "don't run out" (DRO) automatic reorder lists result in proven increases in consumption of certain items, such as salty snacks and soft drinks.
Instead, Streamline is an Internet-based, technology-enabled company backed by tens of millions of dollars of venture capital.
The 1998 amendments further simplify and streamline eligibility determinations by establishing presumed eligibility for disabled individuals who are recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments.
And one partnership of note, between Nordstrom Inc., a Seattle-based fashion specialty retailer renowned for its customer service, and Streamline Inc., a Westwood, Mass consumer-direct on-line leader, is not as strange as it sounds.
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This timely decision will allow DMFI to consolidate and streamline operations to meet customer driven quality demands, DMPL executive chair Rolando Gapud said in a press statement.
Montreal, Canada, February 04, 2015 --( PECB is proud to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with Trinidad and Tobago-based company Streamline Management & Engineering Solutions Ltd, to distribute PECB training courses.