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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stovepipenoun

    chimney consisting of a metal pipe of large diameter that is used to connect a stove to a flue

  2. dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper, beavernoun

    a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur


  1. stovepipenoun

    Sheet-metal tubing used as a chimney for a stove or furnace.

  2. stovepipenoun

    A channel for body of information which is compartmentalized in such a manner that some parties which might be interested in its use or be able to utilize it are restricted from access to it.

  3. Etymology: stove + pipe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stovepipenoun

    pipe made of sheet iron in length and angular or curved pieces fitting together, -- used to connect a portable stove with a chimney flue


  1. Stovepipe

    A stovepipe organisation is one where the structure of the organisation largely or entirely restricts the flow of information within the organisation to up-down through lines of control but inhibits or prevents cross organisational communication. Many traditional, large, organisations are, or risk falling into, a stovepipe pattern. Intelligence organisations may deliberately adopt a stovepipe pattern so that a breach or compromise in one area cannot easily spread to others. A famous example of this is Bletchley Park where people working in one hut would not know what the people in any other hut did. A stovepipe pattern is most likely to develop in organisations that have some or all of the following characteristics: ⁕Very hierarchical with sharply defined roles or areas of influence ⁕Long reporting lines and narrow spans of control ⁕Departmental organisation of Information Technology, Human Resources and similar functions, especially where applications and services are procured departmentally rather than via a central procurement section.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stovepipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stovepipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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