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pipeline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Engineering
pipelinepipe‧line /ˈpaɪp-laɪn/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TEa line of connecting pipes, often under the ground, used for sending gas, oil etc over long distances2 be in the pipeline
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pipelineTransportation by pipeline and handling are simple, and local storage is not required.The blast wave from the explosion ruptures storage tanks and gas pipelines and overturns and ignites vehicles.Gas and oil pipelines have staunched many creeks and rivers, swamping prime pastures and crop lands.But even with the superstores, the retail pipeline typically maintains at least 70 days of inventory, analysts say.There is no sense in doing this, however, unless there is an order in the pipeline.Number one, I have seen the vehicles in the pipeline, and I really like what I see.Reserves are large enough to support transboundary pipeline development, but huge investment would be required, potentially many billions of dollars.The East-West pipeline is nearly half welded and laid.
From Longman Business Dictionarypipelinepipe‧line /ˈpaɪp-laɪn/ noun [countable]1TRANSPORTa line of connecting pipes, often under the ground or sea, used for taking gas, oil etc over long distancesa plan to build a 250-kilometer pipeline to supply the city with water2be in the pipeline if a plan, idea, or event is in the pipeline, it is still being prepared, but it will happen or be completed soonThe company has other distribution deals in the pipeline which will be announced over the next few weeks.
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