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Definition of "pipeline" []

  • A conduit of pipe, especially one used for the conveyance of water, gas, or petroleum products. (noun)
  • A direct channel by which information is privately transmitted. (noun)
  • A system through which something is conducted, especially as a means of supply: "Farther down the pipeline are three other approaches to vaccine development” ( Boston Globe). (noun)
  • To convey by or as if by a system of pipes. (verb-transitive)
  • To lay a system of pipes through. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pipeline" in a sentence
  • "Well, coming soon in the pipeline is a vast amount more discrete mathematics."
  • "Well, in our pipeline is a whole zoo of chart types."
  • "As an aside, in the pipeline is another Ron Moore BSG-verse offering."