Meaning of PIPELINE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpīp-ˌlīn ]


Date: 1860


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

b. : pipe 2b

2. : a direct channel for information

3. : a process or channel of supply

an arms pipeline

4. : a state of development, preparation, or production

several projects in the pipeline

also : the system for such processes

a strong product pipeline

5. : a course of individual advancement or development especially to fill organizational needs

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.