1A long pipe, typically underground, for conveying oil, gas, etc., over long distances.
- Stretching over 895 kilometres, the pipeline will convey gas from Mozambican gas fields to South Africa.
- First, international standards regarding safety distances from pipelines are not being followed in this case.
- Stress corrosion cracking begins when short, shallow cracks develop on the outer surface of an underground pipeline.
1.1A channel supplying goods or information: the biggest heroin pipeline in history
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- With a paper-based supply system and that many containers in theater, the biggest bottleneck in the logistics pipeline occurred where the supplies came off the ships.
- The joint distribution C2 element will not be a warehouse and will not maintain stocks; its purpose will be to move supplies through the pipeline.
- In fact, people in all areas of college life should be pulling for those involved since the pipeline needs to supply competent students for all of the other programs.
2 Computing A linear sequence of specialized modules used for pipelining.
- The nation's two largest cable operators are in the midst of opening up their high-speed pipelines to rival Internet service providers.
- The chip's software utilises these pipelines for 3D graphics acceleration and to provide video manipulation in 2D mode.
- When a thread hangs the pipeline, another software thread comes to the rescue and keeps the processor working.
3(In surfing) the hollow formed by the breaking of a large wave.
- There is a heightened excitement to the last of the three as a pipeline of wave forms to the extreme right of the frame, holds its crest in the middle and crashes to the left in an explosion of spume.
- And just out of nowhere in the last 30 seconds or so, a big wave reared up on the outside reef at pipeline, and I was watching from the beach going you know, maybe he's in the spot.
- Pipeline rolls in with quick and fast barrels and daredevils surf across the face of the curl.
2 (often as adjective pipelined) Computing Design or execute (a computer or instruction) using the technique of pipelining.
- At least one processor has a pipelined instruction execution unit.
- A longer pipeline and increased execution latency increases any instruction's wait to be processed, requiring a larger buffer than in a less pipelined CPU.
- Thanks to the shorter pipeline, this isn't as noticeable as it would be for the longer pipelined Pentium 4.
in the pipeline
- Awaiting completion or processing; being developed: new treatments are in the pipelineMore example sentences
- He said there were further plans in the pipeline to develop the Heversham site for community and educational use.
- Plans are in the pipeline to develop ports at Harwich, Southampton and Teesport.
- Humphrys himself still seems to have plenty of plans in the pipeline.
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