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 streamline ['strim`laɪn]   添加此单词到默认生词本
n. 流线, 流线型

vt. 使成流线型, 使合理化

[化] 流线; 流线型




    streamline
    [ verb ]
    contour economically or efficiently
    <verb.creation>


    Streamline \Stream"line`\, a.
    Of or pert. to a stream line; designating a motion or flow
    that is free from turbulence, like that of a particle in a
    streamline; hence, designating a surface, body, etc., that is
    designed so as to afford an unbroken flow of a fluid about
    it, esp. when the resistance to flow is the least possible;
    as, a streamline body for an automobile or airship; -- the
    current usuage prefers the term {streamlined}.
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    streamline \stream"line\, v. t.
    1. to design or modify so as to present the least possible
    resistance to fluid flow; -- used mostly of vehicles, such
    as automobiles, airplanes, or ships.
    [PJC]

    2. [Fig.] to change so as to make more efficient; -- used
    especially of organizations, procedures, or methods. ``The
    streamlined company became a formidable competitor.''
    [PJC]

    1. Next week, the Treasury will unveil the most ambitious plan for restructuring the banking system since the New Deal, a proposal to shore up the deposit-insurance fund, streamline regulation and expand bank powers.
    2. Like many other computer companies, Unisys, based in Blue Bell, Pa., has already taken steps to streamline its use of semiconductors to cut costs.
    3. Congress may streamline the multilayered RTC oversight bureaucracy to involve fewer agencies.
    4. Bank of New England Corp. on Friday announced plans to sell or consolidate more than 95 branch offices to help streamline the financially troubled company.
    5. We're trying to streamline the private-placement mechanism for selling Eurobonds or Euroequities into the U.S. as soon as they're issued."
    6. H. Ross Perot's disputed contract to streamline the U.S. Postal Service was suspended.
    7. The company said the resignation and realignment of management are part of Matchbox's continuing efforts to streamline its operations.
    8. Some Brussels lawyers believe the result could be the most significant trade policy revision since the anti-dumping rule was adopted in 1968. The plan's aim is simple: to streamline how the Commission and European Court deal with trade complaints.
    9. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. on Thursday reported the first annual loss in its 104-year history, the result of a huge write-off to streamline for long-distance phone wars.
    10. The bank, which lost more than $1 billion last year, has announced plans to streamline its operations through a combination of layoffs, attrition and sales of assets.
    11. Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s plans to streamline its advertising budget is raising concerns among newspapers that count the nation's biggest retailer as a major source of revenue, industry leaders said.
    12. The measure's central provisions streamline the system under which the United States imposes import curbs and takes other actions to retaliate against trade violations and aid American industries threatened by surges in foreign competition.
    13. The councils serve as a forum for employees' ideas for saving money and allow the company to streamline its operations.
    14. Mr. Cook said that actions taken last year to streamline the company have strengthened Arco in every area and have positioned it to make further gains as oil prices stabilize.
    15. The proposal on independent power producers would streamline the rules and paperwork for companies that want to get into the business of building plants and selling the power to utilities, for re-sale to consumers.
    16. Last week, BASF Chairman Juergen Strube said the company would make stepped-up efforts to cut costs and streamline operations.
    17. A new team of seven country managers, including Michael Swalwell in the UK, will report to him. He says the move is designed to streamline and co-ordinate the company's European activities which had become fragmented and inefficient.
    18. Texaco U.S.A. announced Tuesday it would form two major exploration and producing regional organizations and streamline its operations in an effort to boost sagging production profits.
    19. Jon C. Madonna doesn't mince words when discussing how far he has gone to streamline accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick since becoming chairman and chief executive last fall.
    20. Gov. Buddy Roemer wants to get rid of scores of these panels as part of his effort to streamline state government.
    21. As part of the reorganization, Morgan Stanley will streamline its corporate finance area, establishing eight management units focusing on industries or regions.
    22. These have been hit by the downturn in Japanese consumer spending, and profitability for the past two years has been marginal. The deal, says Hitachi, will streamline product development and marketing and rationalise management resources.
    23. That is the crux of the Ferruzzi plan, intended to reduce Montedison's 7.6 trillion lire of debt and streamline the Ferruzzi-Montedison group's operations.
    24. Since taking over, he has announced cuts in several government departments and allowed several independent groups to be legalized. But closing the Lenin yard is his first move to streamline Poland's heavy industry.
    25. With losses of about $16 million for the first half of this year, CenTrust has come under pressure from regulators to improve performance and streamline operations.
    26. The distributors were cut off legally as Intel sought to streamline its sales network, he says.
    27. Allergan said the move is part of its effort to streamline operations.
    28. The majority of activities subject to regulation are eligible for general permits designed to streamline the regulatory process.
    29. The agency also has tried to streamline its application process and improved computer systems.
    30. Schechter said the changes are intended to streamline the businesses, making them easier to run and more responsive to customers' needs.
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