Meaning of PIPELINE in English

PIPELINE

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: pipe (I) + line

1. : a line of pipe connected to pumps, valves, and control devices for conveying liquids, gases, or finely divided solids

2. : a direct channel for receiving information from an inside source or for conveying messages

a news pipeline from the mayor's office

3. : the processes (as of transportation) through which supplies pass between the source and the user

the Army estimates it will take … five months to activate its equipment pipeline — Newsweek

II. transitive verb

: to convey by a pipeline

intransitive verb

: to construct a pipeline

III. noun

- in the pipeline

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