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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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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.
The vast number of films produced, notably in France, has created a bottleneck effect.
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.
He added: "Options include extending the use of marker-poles behind the start line and basic things such as widening some of the gaps through which the horses come on to the track before starting, to avoid the bottleneck effect which sometimes results in a rush for the tape before the starter is ready to let the runners go.
The adhesions are filamentous or fibrous attachments that bind the sigmoid colon to the pelvic sidewall tight enough to alter the course of the colon, sometimes causing a slight narrowing or kink that creates a bottleneck effect, explained Dr.
A study of heterosexual transmission demonstrated a bottleneck effect, whereby only a single "founder" virus takes hold in most cases.