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Bottleneck

In project management and other fields, a situation in which output is limited by the lowest capacity system in the project. For example, the output of book publishing is limited by how quickly writers write, regardless of how quickly books can be edited and printed. Bottlenecks have a wide variety of applications in business, technology and elsewhere.

bottleneck

a hold-up in some part of a PRODUCTION LINE which disrupts the smooth flow of work. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING, OPTIMISED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
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These novel tips will allow for characterizing three dimensional high-aspect ratio and sidewall structures of critical dimensions such as nano-optical photonic components and semiconductor architectures which is a bottle-neck in reaching more efficient manufacturing techniques.
County council leader Ian Bottrill (Lab, Bedworth Mount Pleasant), who lives on the town's Burnside estate, said: "As someone who lives on the estate myself, I am well aware the junctions from Ambleside Road and Newdigate Road are a bottle-neck and dangerous.
The secretary discussed the removal of bottle-necks to encourage