bottleneck vs constriction what difference

what is difference between bottleneck and constriction

English

Etymology

bottle +‎ neck

Noun

bottleneck (plural bottlenecks)

  1. The narrow portion that forms the pouring spout of a bottle; the neck of a bottle.
  2. (figuratively) In traffic, any narrowing of the road, especially resulting in a delay.
  3. (by extension) The part of a process that is too slow or cumbersome.

Derived terms

  • bottleneck inflation
  • genetic bottleneck / population bottleneck
  • postbottleneck
  • prebottleneck

Translations

Verb

bottleneck (third-person singular simple present bottlenecks, present participle bottlenecking, simple past and past participle bottlenecked)

  1. (transitive) To slow by causing a bottleneck.
  2. (intransitive) To form a bottleneck.

Translations

Further reading

  • bottleneck on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • bottleneck at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin constrictio, constrictionis, from Latin constringo.

Noun

constriction (countable and uncountable, plural constrictions)

  1. The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts.
  2. A narrow part of something; a stricture.
  3. A compression.

Related terms

  • constrict
  • constraint
  • constrain
  • restriction

Translations


French

Noun

constriction f (plural constrictions)

  1. constriction

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