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For example, I want to tell the limitation of the system.

Is the plural form bottlenecks correct?

Here are the bottle necks in our system to achieve this requirement.

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Is the following sentence correct?

Here are the bottle necks in our system to achieve this requirement.

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    Are you trying to say that you introduced new bottlenecks in order to meet some requirement, or that there are bottlenecks which prevent you from meeting some requirement? – Kreiri Mar 17 '15 at 9:51
  • here are bottlenecks which prevent you from meeting some requirement? This is what I want to say. – dexterous Mar 17 '15 at 11:03
  • Bottleneck can also be a verb. "I found that it was my GPU that was bottlenecking my computer." – DJMcMayhem Mar 17 '15 at 16:11
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Short answer: yes, you can use a plural form.

However, keep in mind the meaning of bottleneck: it's an issue limiting progress, while nothing else stands in the way of progress occurring. Imagine trying to build a house using a teaspoon to scoop up the cement: that would be a bottleneck! On the other hand, if you're out of bricks, cement and wood, then you just have problems, or in 'manager language', you have challenges to overcome.

The sentence does sound slightly odd to me: it sounds a bit like you need the bottlenecks to achieve your goals! More correct would be 'Here are the bottlenecks in our system to achieving this requirement' (using 'a bottleneck to' as a noun+preposition combination) or 'Here are bottlenecks in our system that prevent us from meeting this requirement'.

From what I see in online dictionaries, it is spelled bottlenecks or bottle-necks, not bottle necks.

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Absolutely.

OALD has an entry with its plural form

to create/eliminate bottlenecks in the manufacturing process

Just take care that you don't write both words separately -bottle and neck!

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