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straight-line

(strāt′līn′)
adj.
1. Lying in a straight line.
2. Relating to a device whose linkage produces or copies motion in straight lines.
3. Meteorology Relating to or being a powerful and often destructive wind that moves in a straight rather than circular path as the leading edge of a thunderstorm or as the result of a downburst.
4. Accounting Of or being a mode of amortization by equal payments at stated intervals over a given period of time.

straight-line

n (modifier)
1. (Mechanical Engineering) (of a machine) having components that are arranged in a row or that move in a straight line when in operation
2. (Economics) of or relating to a method of depreciation whereby equal charges are made against gross profit for each year of an asset's expected life
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GAAP (ASC Topic 718-20-35-8), an entity shall make a policy decision about whether to recognize compensation cost for an award with service conditions only that has a graded vesting schedule in either of the following ways: 1) on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for each of the award's separately vesting portions as if the award was, in substance, multiple awards; or 2) on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period for the entire award (that is, over the requisite service period of the last separately vesting portion of the award).
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The straight-line method is the simplest depreciation method.
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