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1. In technical analysis, a situation in which the supply and demand for a security are largely the same. A line means that the security is unlikely to see any rapid fluctuation in price. It is called a line because, when plotted on a graph, it looks like a roughly horizontal line. Technical analysts look for signals that a line is ready to break one way or another before recommending that investors take a position on a security.

2. Informal; workers in a large, industrial company. They are called the line because, historically, they assembled the parts of a product while literally standing next to each other in a long line, also called an assembly line.


In technical analysis, a horizontal pattern on a price chart indicating a period during which supply and demand for a security are relatively equal. Technical analysts generally look for the price to break away from the line, at which time they are likely to take a position in the direction of the movement. See also making a line.
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If we get that far down the line then I won't fail in that.
He's doing his thing, me likewise, but our paths might cross down the line.
I'm hoping down the line that Peter [Daniel's gay son] will want to get married and have his father perform the ceremony.
It called for the QB to move down the line, reading the defensive end as he came down on the diving right halfback.
The shuttles have been programmed to travel down the line relaying pictures of the car doors onto a 17-inch screen.
He's a Trendsetter whose job is to determine "cool" and send it on down the line.
In assembly, where practically every operation is manual, engines shuttle down the line on carriages that swivel to allow workers easy access from any angle.
I would venture a very unscientific guess that somewhere down the line, wood fiber--one of the very few renewable resources on the planet--will be a much more important resource than it is today.
Fire-fighters try to extinguish the blaze while US authorities say they will have to shut down the line briefly.
According to European intelligence analyst Hilaire du Berrier of Monte Carloga, longtime acquaintance of Le Pen, "Most of [Le Pen's] political stands are right down the line with THE NEW AMERICAN, only they consider him extreme right in France.
These scientists' goal is to launch preemptive strikes against any problems that might arise down the line.