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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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Thus, in a HIGH line host, the HIGH line focus produces an eyespot only 42% of control size, whereas a LOW line focus induces an eyespot 80% of the size of the control on the donor animal.
Hence, a HIGH line focus grafted into a LOW line host gives an eyespot that is 36% larger on average than that resulting from a LOW line focus in a HIGH line host.
Some evidence of asymmetry exists between the two lines in that the effect of the LOW line focus is the more dependent on the host response and that the difference between the two types of foci is much greater in the HIGH line host.