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2. More broadly, any activity or project that is in the preparatory stages.
(1) A system for carrying fluids or gases. (2) A popular expression for things that are in process. For example,“There are over 10,000 condo units in the pipeline, in various stages of construction or conversion.” Or “I'm not worried about apartment move-outs this summer because I have a number of prospects in the pipeline.”