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Noun: pipeline  'pIp,lIn
  1. A pipe used to transport liquids or gases
    "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport";
    - line
     
  2. (computing) a series of modules used in sequence to process information
     
  3. Gossip spread by spoken communication
    - grapevine, word of mouth
Verb: pipeline  'pIp,lIn
  1. Convey by a system of pipes

Derived forms: pipelined, pipelining, pipelines

Type of: comment, goss [Brit], gossip, pipage, pipe, piping, scuttlebutt [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Pipeline