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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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In this regard, securing distribution to a major national convenience store chain will assuredly be beyond the reach of many emergent companies and perhaps the first line of demarcation between success and failure.
Walk closer and the line of demarcation becomes apparent.
The structural and psychological line of demarcation between academic and work-related learning is perhaps the starkest example in education.
Jesus' words lay out a line of demarcation between the world and the Word.
Come January, when Prozanski's bills take effect, that line of demarcation will be set firmly into state law.
But their untiring exposure of the very line of demarcation forces the viewer to ask the same questions over and over: What is an animal?
Earth Day 2000 may serve as a psychological line of demarcation symbolizing a return to the kind of political, environmental and consumer activism not seen since the first Earth Day was celebrated 30 years ago.
Always needed is a clear line of demarcation between church and state, but it should be one which will still allow their supporting hands to reach out to the other in time of need, which will still allow them to look at the face of the other and see friendship and love in each other's eyes.
We actually have a line of demarcation on the floor: on one side are the telephone cables and on the other are the computer cables," says Sol.
When you have so many people coming from one area, the executive branch, then you don't have that line of demarcation (between branches of government).
The line of demarcation between the kitchen and dining area is getting more and more blurred.
Thus, as soon as genre announces itself, one must respect a norm, one must not cross a line of demarcation, one must not risk impurity, anomaly or monstrosity.