dotted line


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dotted line

n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a line of dots or dashes on a form or document
2. sign on the dotted line to agree formally, esp by signing one's name on a document

dot′ted line′


n.
a line on a document for a person's signature.
Idioms:
sign on the dotted line, to agree fully to terms or conditions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dotted line - a line made up of dots or dashesdotted line - a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract; "just sign on the dotted line"
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
Translations

dotted line

[ˌdɒtɪdˈlaɪn] Nlínea f de puntos
"tear along the dotted line""cortar por la línea de puntos"
to sign on the dotted linefirmar

dotted line

[ˈdɒtɪdˈlaɪn] nlinea punteggiata
to sign on the dotted line → firmare (nell'apposito spazio) (fig) → accettare
to tear along the dotted line → strappare lungo la linea tratteggiata
References in classic literature ?
When a dotted line reaches one of the horizontal lines, and is there marked by a small numbered letter, a sufficient amount of variation is supposed to have been accumulated to have formed a fairly well-marked variety, such as would be thought worthy of record in a systematic work.
The other nine species (marked by capital letters) of our original genus, may for a long period continue transmitting unaltered descendants; and this is shown in the diagram by the dotted lines not prolonged far upwards from want of space.
If, in our diagram, we suppose the amount of change represented by each successive group of diverging dotted lines to be very great, the forms marked a14 to p14, those marked b14 and f14, and those marked o14 to m14, will form three very distinct genera.
In the deepest snows, the path which I used from the highway to my house, about half a mile long, might have been represented by a meandering dotted line, with wide intervals between the dots.
Whether it was that Archibald pressed too much or pressed too little, whether it was that his club deviated from the dotted line which joined the two points A and B in the illustrated plate of the man making the brassy shot in the
A section of the reef and island in this state, after a subsidence of several hundred feet, is given by the dotted lines.
Businessmen have poured into Tehran to discuss opportunities, but few are eager to sign on the dotted line until they are told that sanctions have been lifted.
Fold and tuck the red tabs into the slits indicated by a white dotted line to add stability.
2) Gary Sheffield can put his signature for fans on the baseball but not on the dotted line of a Dodger contract.
In the light of these issues, it is clear that not only are all leases not created equal, telecommunication leases demand extra attention before signing on the dotted line.
Often a number of hidden fees can pop up just before you sign the dotted line.
The new, yet-to-be appointed Vice President-Controller will also report to his office but will have a strong dotted line to the Chief Operating Officer.