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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.
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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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The statistical model (matrix notation) is represented by : Y = X[beta] + Zu + [epsilon], where Y corresponds to the measurement vector of the four variables analyzed in the parcels; X is the fixed-factor incidence matrix adopted in the design; [beta] is the fixed-parameter vector, i.e., the effect of pure lines of beans; Z is the random-factor incidence matrix adopted in the design; u is the random-parameter vector that refers to the block effect; [epsilon] is the experimental-error vector (RENCHER, 2001).
There are significant differences among the 15 genetic groups in an overall analysis (Table la), but these effects are less attributable to the differences seen for the NJ, KK and MA pure lines spat area data.
To test for inbreeding depression, one-way analysis of variance revealed that at densities 90 and 180 there was no evidence of significant inbreeding depression in flies from either selection regimen, while at density 600 there was no significant effect in the |young' lines, but in-the |old' lines pure line larvae had significantly (P < 0.05) lower viability than hybrids".
Mr Barker said: "Hybrids clearly have far more strength in depth than pure lines these days too.
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Indeed, thinking that pure line can be allegorical radically expands the field of application for this rhetorical figure, restoring metaphorical dignity to abstraction--an element it previously possessed, but which recently seems to have been forgotten.
Jane will expand the Be Pure line during the second quarter of 2007 with all-natural eye shadows, blushes, finishing powders and other similar products.
Vaganova used to say, "I will see what a dancer does for me in her solo, that's where she will reveal her musicality and how well she understands her character." She couldn't stand a dirty step, and she loved a pure line. She would say, "An arabesque should go straight from your fingertips like you're ready to take flight." She taught us never to focus on the mirror, to be ample in our movements, to be strong but light, and above all to be natural.
"The Petal Fresh Pure line presents consumers with a full range of choice in high-value skin care products, in terms of both price and a unique fragrance experience," Loffa notes.
Pure line varieties of Basmati can be traced back to the traditional varieties which evolved naturally over centuries and were first classified by plant breeders in the 1920's as landrace varieties.
Tamcot 22 was treated subsequently as a pure line and evaluated throughout central, south, and north Texas (Weslaco, Corpus Christi, College Station, Uvalde, Thrall, Dallas, and Chillicothe) for three years (2000-2002) under the strain designation 96WD-22.