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Synonyms for bottleneck

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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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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.
By having a great design, the typical bottlenecks that are caused by lack of knowledge or oversight would be eliminated.
Proposals in that program ranged from public-works projects that eased infrastructure bottlenecks to administrative overhauls to cut red tape.
Diane Steed, president and CEO of the Highway Users Alliance, says, "While this update clearly shows that gridlock has grown over the past 5 years, motorists in cities that have moved aggressively to unclog bottlenecks are reaping the benefits of improved traffic flow.
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.
Functional reliability is enhanced, if anything, with bottleneck designs since a relatively small diameter bullet guides the case into a larger-diameter chamber.
A factory with bottlenecks impeding operations tends to have lots of money tied up in the work-in-process, lots of sales on back order, and customers looking for somewhere else to get what they need.
However, there is little direct evidence that bottlenecks accelerate genetic change (e.
The current recession was caused by a whole bunch of bottlenecks arriving all at once.
In an effort to improve productive capacity, bottlenecks in production processes are being identified and eliminated.
The east African results suggest that two major population bottlenecks occurred in the cheetah population.
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