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streamline,

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.

streamline

[′strēm‚līn]
(fluid mechanics)
A line which is every where parallel to the direction of fluid flow at a given instant.

streamline

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

Streamline

A Macintosh tracing program from Adobe. It converts scanned or MacPaint images into PostScript files, which can be modified in Adobe Illustrator.
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ACTION: The CSAVR will notify all member state vocational rehabilitation agencies of this agreement and recommend this as an opportunity for each agency to further streamline its service delivery with the support and technical assistance of RSA and with the involvement of stakeholders in the review for its planning and implementation.