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silo

  

      n   pl   , -los  
1    a pit, trench, horizontal container, or tower, often cylindrical in shape, in which silage is made and stored  
2    a strengthened underground position in which missile systems are sited for protection against attack  
     (C19: from Spanish, perhaps from Celtic)  
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Siloam, Silone, soil, soli

! silo n.
a point in a system that is isolated from other parts of the architecture
[Tech.]

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exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
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