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In computer science, pipelining is a common technique used to increase the throughput of processing units, both in the context of hardware and software. When describing a context that are amenable to pipelining, we would say that is is pipelinable/pipelineable.

I have found neither pipelinable nor pipelineable in any dictionary, so I assume this form (along with pipelining?) has been invented by researchers/engineers. When I search Google scholar, I find 659 results for pipelinable, and 1550 results for pipelineable, leading me to believe that there is also no clear consensus in the scientific community.

Are there any arguments for using one over the other when it's not a dictionary word, or is it truly arbitrary?

marked as duplicate by herisson, FumbleFingers, Skooba, Community Nov 1 '18 at 8:16

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    The pipe prefix makes no difference. M-W has this entry: Definition of lineable - variant spelling of LINABLE. – FumbleFingers Oct 30 '18 at 18:06
  • @FumbleFingers This seems to perfectly answer my question - I'd accept it if you post this as an answer (essentially either spelling is accepted) – jlicht Oct 30 '18 at 18:07
  • jlicht - you can uptick my comment if you like. But I voted to close as a duplicate of the earlier question, and you could have searched for that M-W entry yourself anyway. – FumbleFingers Oct 30 '18 at 18:30