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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

    A pipeline is a system of connected pipes or a process in which a series of steps or actions are carried out in a sequence to achieve a result. In its physical form, it's used for transporting liquids or gases over long distances. In computing, it refers to a set of data processing elements connected in series, where the output of one element is the input of the next one. In business, it's a visual way to track stages of a process, usually in sales or project workflow.


  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. Michael Tran:

    There are only a handful of pipelines available to export barrels out of Canada and when a large pipeline like Keystone goes offline, Canadian barrels become stranded and prices suffer.

  2. De Buck:

    No, we're not concerned about changes of the attractiveness of our two main jurisdictions, that's also not what we see when we look at the pipeline of our business.

  3. Raymond James ' Wilbur:

    Resolving issues completely could easily take 18-36 months, which will hold the vast majority of Akorn's injectable pipeline hostage.

  4. Robert Boland:

    Certainly new talents will always come to any sport and a transcendent talent can change the dynamic of any event, but this is definitely a situation where there really are not fighters in the pipeline and this is a time when boxing is probably at its lowest point since the beginning of the 20th century and the rise of pro fighting.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Oil will still be produced in Alberta, Canada, and shipped by rail or piped elsewhere, by halting the Keystone Pipeline the President is eliminating an opportunity for America to be more reliant on trusted North American friends and less reliant on other places - many of whom do not respect or share our values.

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