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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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Some results concerning general properties of lineable sets have appeared, despite the fact that most literature deals with specific sets of functions or operators.
If the origin possesses a fundamental system U of neighborhoods with card(U) [less than or equal to] dim(X), A is maximal lineable and A [intersection] B = [empty set], then A is maximal dense-lineable.
Let us recall that a set M of functions satisfying some special property is called lineable if M [union] {0} contains an infinite dimensional vector space and spaceable if M [union] {0} contains a closed infinite dimensional vector space.