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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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For the purpose of this article, marking is performed by a dog at heel or hup when that dog visually recognizes where that target has landed spatially (left to right, close to far), and can then prove that the mark was properly assessed by making a hard, straight-line run to the target to begin a retrieve.
Straight-line letters A E F H I K L M N T V W X Y Z Curvy letters B C D G J O P Q R S U Another advantage of the Calibri font is that all the letters are sans-serif; none of them has the little flourishes (serifs) at the ends of lines (as demonstrated by the Cambria font here--AEFHIKLMNTVWXYZ), where it could be argued that the serifs should be counted as straight lines.
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Jin, "Study on the straight-line running stability of the four-wheel independent driving electric vehicles," in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference, 2007.
To quilt this design, begin by stitching the straight-line star we used for Tangle of Lights--stitch a straight line, then travel stitch back to the center, then branch off in another direction, repeating until you create a small star shape.
The IRS recently allowed a charitable lead annuity trust ("CLAT") to deduct the value of an annuity stream providing for ascending annuity payments, even though the trust terms provided for a straight-line, fixed payment amount each year.
Washington, Jan 19 ( ANI ): Dung beetles dance atop dung piles when they wander off course or encounter an obstacle as it helps them maintain the desired straight-line departure, a new study has suggested.
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).