bottleneck

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Synonyms for bottleneck

a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

become narrow, like a bottleneck

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In order to increase the capacity on those network sections where there may come to the bottleneck effect, a train control strategy should be defined with the emphasis on the continuous influence on the trains and the application of ATO.
Railfuture's intervention follows a critical report by the Commons Transport Select Committee, which described Gateway as a cosmetic exercise and warned the makeover would not deliver additional platforms or solve the bottleneck effect where trains queue to enter New Street.
His study revealed that out-of-round holes in the code tube headers created a "snowball" bottleneck effect downstream in the section assembly department--excessive rolling-in time, leakers to fix, hydrostatic tests to conduct and repeat.
17) This limited genetic diversity is widely interpreted as the result of a bottleneck effect in which the founding Asian groups that crossed the Bering land bridge possessed limited genetic diversity.