Definition of pipelining in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪplʌɪnɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The laying of pipelines.
Example sentences
  • The agencies responsible for oil management are a complete hodgepodge, with seven different agencies having some degree of responsibility for some aspect of oil drilling, transport, pipelining, etc.
1.1Transportation by means of pipelines.
Example sentences
  • When the issue of pipelining Alaskan oil comes up, environmentalists start crying like a little girl with a skinned knee.
2 Computing A form of computer organization in which successive steps of an instruction sequence are executed in turn by a sequence of modules able to operate concurrently, so that another instruction can be begun before the previous one is finished.
Example sentences
  • Instruction pipelining and prefetch and memory interleaving appeared in early IBM supercomputers and have become universal in today's microprocessors.
  • It also implements instruction pipelining to overlap commands sent between the CPU and I / O devices.
  • It targets single streams of data and multiple, parallel streams through a mix of latency reduction, pipelining, real-time access, prioritisation and channel arbitration.

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