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noun as in obstacle

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Others fall outside the realm of science, like manufacturing bottlenecks, distribution challenges, vaccine hesitancy, and fear of medical establishments spreads through social media.

From Quartz

If Series A is the new bottleneck, well, invest more in product and growth so you don’t slam into the capital wall.

Clearly this big spend on reducing supply bottlenecks is a longer-term play.

We don’t really know how this bottleneck is affecting which strains of flu are circulating for the same reason.

As shoots compete for locations and studio space, cast and crew members, a bottleneck may emerge.

From Digiday

It aims to eliminate the biggest bottleneck in a bar—processing payments.

When U.S. output started to soar more recently, the bottleneck came early.

Also, because Jobs insists on being involved in all products that Apple ships, he ends up becoming a bottleneck.

The rankings then provide a still deeper look—at the most congested bottleneck segment for the worst highway in each area.

The seven-year-long bottleneck in Cuba has finally been eased.

This enables it to do its intended job without acting as a bottleneck in jobs requiring the power of the front end.

We have already reached the point where shipping is no longer the bottleneck in the return of troops from the European theater.

In an age of electronics, lack of copper had become a serious bottleneck in the production of electrical and scientific equipment.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bottleneck, such as: barrier, blockage, congestion, hindrance, impediment, and snag.

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