Pipeline vs Method - What's the difference?

pipeline | method |

As nouns the difference between pipeline and method

is that pipeline is pipeline (conduit made of pipes used to convey petroleum or gas) while method is a process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • a conduit made of pipes used to convey water, gas or petroleum etc
  • An oil pipeline has been opened from the Caspian Sea.
  • a channel (either physical or logical) by which information is transmitted sequentially (that is, the first information in is the first information out).
  • 3D images are rendered using the graphics pipeline .
  • a system through which something is conducted
  • A new version of the software is in the pipeline , but has not been rolled-out.
  • * April 19 2002 , Scott Tobias, AV Club Fightville [http://www.avclub.com/articles/fightville,72589/]
  • The gym’s proprietor, “Crazy” Tim Credeur, heads up the Gladiator Academy, which serves as a pipeline for amateur MMA fighters to move up the ranks, though few of them do.
  • (surfing) The inside of a wave that a surfer is riding, when the wave has started closing over it.
  • Meronyms

    * pipe

    See also

    * queue * FIFO


  • To convey something by a system of pipes
  • To lay a system of pipes through something
  • (computing) To design (a microchip etc.) so that processing takes place in efficient stages, the output of each stage being fed as input to the next.
  • method



    (en noun)
  • A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):
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  • A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.
  • (programming, object-oriented) A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
  • (slang) Marijuana.
  • Derived terms

    (A process by which a task is completed) * comparative method * historical method * methodical * methodology * scholarly method * scientific method * Socratic method * philosophical method * convenience method * virtual method