Meaning – The term pipeline, refers to a serial arrangement of processors or a serial arrangement of registers within a processor. Each processor or register performs part of a task and passes results to the next processor; several parts of different tasks can be performed at the same time.
It refers to the logical queue that is filled with all the instructions for the computer processor to process in parallel. It is the process of storing and queuing tasks and instructions that are executed simultaneously by the processor in an organized way.
Example of usage – “A pipeline includes processor tasks and instructions in different stages. The computer processor works on each task in the pipeline. It works differently from the FIFO (first in-first out) and LIFO (last in-first out) computing architecture, but allocates some processing time to each task in the pipeline.”