- IPA: /ˈpaɪpˌlaɪn/
pipeline (plural pipelines)
- A conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc.
- An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
- A channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
- 3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline.
- (figurative) A system or process through which something is conducted.
- A new version of the software is in the pipeline, but has not been rolled out.
- April 19 2002, Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville[http://www.avclub.com/articles/fightville,72589/]
- The gym’s proprietor, “Crazy” Tim Credeur, heads up the Gladiator Academy, which serves as a pipeline for amateur MMA fighters to move up the ranks, though few of them do.
- 2012, Olivier Nyirubugara, Surfing the Past: Digital Learners in the History Class (page 257)
- History education has also been considered as a pipeline that connects learners with 'their roots', thereby imbuing in them an awareness of their identity.
- (surfing) The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when the wave has started closing over it.
- French: pipeline
- German: Pipeline, Rohrleitung
- Portuguese: ducto, duto
- Russian: трубопрово́д
- Spanish: oleoducto (for oil), tubería (for water)
- Portuguese: pipeline
- Russian: конве́йер
pipeline (pipelines, present participle pipelining; past and past participle pipelined)
- (computing, transitive) To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.
- (transitive) To convey something by a system of pipes
- (transitive) To lay a system of pipes through something