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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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SOCRATES: And might there not be another square twice as large as this, and having like this the lines equal?
After the show the line goes to Alpine's lab for customer trials.
MTA and city Transportation Department officials will be monitoring the line to see what adjustments are needed to improve speed and ensure safety.
A 2D digital camera image detector is used to view an image of the line at standard frame rates of up to 30 frames per second with a camera exposure time of 15 milliseconds.
Taxpayers would be required to modify and redesign their compliance processes from gathering and analyzing book income/loss information to computing and describing book tax-differences to fit within the line item categories of the proposed form.
New Jersey's IW League Day Camp uses the line "Big League Fun.
The line and message are attractive to all, regardless of age, ethnicity or color.
Interval 1: In the ready position with feet shoulder width apart (facing North) the athletes place their right foot on the line marked "B".
The Arabic is not always obvious, but it can be seen that the line of thought has switched to a different person when the gender of the person being addressed (mukhatab) changes, as well as in the way the line of thought changes.
Separate organizational unit: The line of business must be organized as a separate organizational unit within the employer.
Undrawn portions of home equity credit lines will not be assessed a capital charge if two conditions are met: first, that the bank can terminate the account, prohibit additional draws on the line, or reduce the credit line in accordance with the provisions of applicable federal statutes (at this time, the HELCPA); and second, that the bank reviews the status of the account at least annually.