In transitive terms the difference between simplify and streamline
is that simplify
is to make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand while streamline
is to modernise.
As a noun streamline is
a line that is tangent to the velocity of flow of a fluid; equivalent to the path of a specific particle in that flow.
To make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand.
To become simpler.
* 2006 , Karen Oslund, “Reading Backwards: Language Politics and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth-Century Scandinavia”, in David L. Hoyt and Karen Oslund (editors), The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context , Lexington Books, ISBN 978-0-7391-0955-7, page 126:
- Thus, throughout the nineteenth century, linguists generally held that more grammatically complex languages were older and that languages tended to simplify over time—the four grammatical cases of German as contrasted with the seven of Latin, for example.
(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.
(meteorology) On a weather chart, a line that is tangent to the flow of the wind.
To design and construct the contours of a vehicle etc. so as to offer the least resistance to its flow through a fluid.
(by extension) To simplify or organize a process in order to increase its efficiency.