bottleneck

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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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Bottleneck Effect background: Each fall, 2- to 4-year-old female gag grouper migrate from seagrass beds to offshore waters when the temperatures cool.
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.
The bottleneck effect and genetic variability in populations.
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. A number of so-called 'difficult films,' which need quite a long time to build word of mouth, are bumped from cinema screens fat" too quickly."