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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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On the ongoing issue of drawing a line of demarcation in the exclusive economic zones and continental shelves between Japan and China in the East China Sea, the two sides failed to close the gap in their positions, the official said.
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Clarke pointed out that the current maximum limit gives the false idea that there is a line of demarcation between safe and dangerous amounts of radiation exposure, and suggested the new system would allow the public to better understand the concept of radiological protection.