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Synonyms for bottleneck

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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These bottlenecks cost our economy billions with the delays they cause moving our nation's freight.
A large percentage of European firms in general feel their bottlenecks are less of an issue; however, some firms appear to be facing serious constraints.
Proposals in that program ranged from public-works projects that eased infrastructure bottlenecks to administrative overhauls to cut red tape.
It is architected to remove all the bottlenecks to data flow so that the only remaining limit is the disk speed--a "data flow" architecture where data moves at "streaming" speeds.
Our 10-Gigabit Ethernet solutions are designed to break through the bottleneck to deliver high-speed access to eBusiness transactions, databases and other Web-related applications," Walsh said.
molding/mixer area--The most common bottleneck in most lines is at the molding area.
When I heard about Lilly Software's approach to identifying bottlenecks, it made a lot of sense," says Mr Harvill.
Real cost savings can be realized when bottlenecks are used to full capacity, while non-bottleneck resources are utilized with the entire process and the overall goals in mind.
That means funds are going to pay off debt instead of to buy goods, and that's a demand-side bottleneck for the economy.
Increasing productive capacity through elimination of bottlenecks, optimizing batch sizes and increasing efficiency will decrease cycle time as well as increase throughput.
The east African results suggest that two major population bottlenecks occurred in the cheetah population.
Capacity Bottleneck Analyzer instantly identifies current and future bottlenecks to ensure optimal VMware ESX performance
19 /PRNewswire/ -- As Congressional debate continues on long-overdue highway legislation needed to fund road and bridge improvement projects for the next six years, a new report is sparking added urgency by ranking the nation's worst highway bottlenecks.
Unfortunately, over time the databases developed I/O bottlenecks that the initial SAN deployment could not fully handle.
Fisher, the executive director of the California branch of the American Highway Users Alliance, which calculated the costs of the worst bottlenecks using California Department of Transportation and other figures.