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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grapevine, pipeline, word of mouthnoun

    gossip spread by spoken communication

    "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

  2. pipeline, linenoun

    a pipe used to transport liquids or gases

    "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"


  1. pipelinenoun

    a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc

    An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.

  2. pipelinenoun

    a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).

    3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline.

  3. pipelinenoun

    a system through which something is conducted

    A new version of the software is in the pipeline, but has not been rolled-out.

  4. pipelinenoun

    The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when wave has started closing over.

  5. pipelineverb

    To convey something by a system of pipes

  6. pipelineverb

    To lay a system of pipes through something

  7. pipelineverb

    To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.


  1. Pipeline

    In computing, a pipeline is a set of data processing elements connected in series, where the output of one element is the input of the next one. The elements of a pipeline are often executed in parallel or in time-sliced fashion; in that case, some amount of buffer storage is often inserted between elements. Computer-related pipelines include: ⁕Instruction pipelines, such as the classic RISC pipeline, which are used in processors to allow overlapping execution of multiple instructions with the same circuitry. The circuitry is usually divided up into stages, including instruction decoding, arithmetic, and register fetching stages, wherein each stage processes one instruction at a time. ⁕Graphics pipelines, found in most graphics cards, which consist of multiple arithmetic units, or complete CPUs, that implement the various stages of common rendering operations. ⁕Software pipelines, where commands can be written where the output of one operation is automatically fed to the next, following operation. The Unix system call pipe is a classic example of this concept, although other operating systems do support pipes as well.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pipeline

    In logistics, the channel of support or a specific portion thereof by means of which materiel or personnel flow from sources of procurement to their point of use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pipeline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pipeline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pipeline in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    On day one, I said the Keystone Pipeline is a dumb idea.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    We’ve hired staff to increase the adjudicative capacity to make sure that … we’ve got the customer service, phone lines manned, we have more people in the pipeline and that’s also reflected in the budget. It’s hugely important.

  3. Jason Kyrwood:

    The chatter I am hearing suggests that the pipeline remains robust, with a few nice larger transactions still to come.

  4. Nord Stream 2:

    Completing the project is essential for European supply security. We together with the companies supporting the project will work on finishing the pipeline as soon as possible.

  5. Mark Cooper:

    Upland is a gathering system that will help move Williston Basin oil production to markets where it is needed, a great deal of this oil is already being transported to market by rail. Upland will allow us to transport that oil by pipeline.

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