# Efficiency vs. Streamline

## Efficiency and Streamline Definitions

#### Efficiency

The quality or property of being efficient.

#### Streamline

To construct or design in a form that offers the least resistance to fluid flow
Streamline a car's design.

#### Efficiency

The degree to which this quality is exercised
The program was implemented with great efficiency and speed.

#### Streamline

To design with flowing, graceful lines
Streamline furniture.

#### Efficiency

The ratio of the effective or useful output to the total input in any system.

#### Streamline

To improve the efficiency of, often by simplification
Streamline a factory process.

#### Efficiency

The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.

#### Streamline

A line that is parallel to the direction of flow of a fluid at a given instant.

#### Efficiency

An efficiency apartment.

#### Streamline

The path of one particle in a flowing fluid.

#### Efficiency

The extent to which time is well used for the intended task.
The efficiency of the planning department is deplorable.

#### Streamline

A contour of a body constructed so as to offer minimum resistance to a fluid flow.

#### Efficiency

(dated) The quality of producing an effect or effects.

#### Streamline

(physics) A line that is tangent to the velocity of flow of a fluid; equivalent to the path of a specific particle in that flow.

#### Efficiency

The extent to which a resource is used for the intended purpose; the ratio of useful work to energy expended.
The efficiency of this loudspeaker is 40%.

#### Streamline

(meteorology) On a weather chart, a line that is tangent to the flow of the wind.

#### Efficiency

(US) A one-room apartment.
I have an efficiency available June through July.
Fully-furnished efficiencies

#### Streamline

(transitive) To design and construct the contours of a vehicle etc. so as to offer the least resistance to its flow through a fluid.

#### Efficiency

The ratio of the output to the input of any system

#### Streamline

To simplify or organize a process in order to increase its efficiency.

#### Efficiency

Skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort;
She did the work with great efficiency

#### Streamline

(transitive) To modernise.

#### Streamline

Of or pert. to a stream line; designating a motion or flow that is free from turbulence, like that of a particle in a streamline; hence, designating a surface, body, etc., that is designed so as to afford an unbroken flow of a fluid about it, esp. when the resistance to flow is the least possible; as, a streamline body for an automobile or airship; - the current usuage prefers the term streamlined.

#### Streamline

To design or modify so as to present the least possible resistance to fluid flow; - used mostly of vehicles, such as automobiles, airplanes, or ships.

#### Streamline

To change so as to make more efficient; - used especially of organizations, procedures, or methods.

#### Streamline

Contour economically or efficiently