pipeline

Definitions

General English

General Science

Aviation

  • noun a long hollow cylinder or tube to convey a fluid such as oil or natural gas

Commerce

  • noun a distribution channel from the manufacturer through wholesalers and retailers to the customer

Computing

  • verb to schedule inputs to arrive at the microprocessor when nothing else is happening, so increasing apparent speed
  • verb to carry out more than one task at a time: e.g. to compress and store an image on disk as it is being scanned

Electronics

  • A sequence of process segments handled simultaneously in pipelining.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a system for the spreading of information

Military

  • noun a huge pipe built to convey water, oil or gas over long distances
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