(redirected from linear)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Proposition 6 A fuzzy field (F X) is a fuzzy linear space over itself if and only if [[mu].
The results of the simple linear regression line for each variable with average points per game indicated that both were important and statistically significant (defensive rebounds: t(18) equals 6.
The most common measurements used by academia and industry to probe the linear viscoelastic properties of polymer systems ale taken under oscillatory conditions.
Transposition of structural genes [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] sequence on a linear plasmid causes antigenic variation in the bacterium B.
In addition to the analytical part, the report provides a range of tables and figures which all together give a true insight into the national, regional and global markets for polyethylene linear low density.
The exposition is based on the solution of first and second-order differential linear equations.
the linear motor is highly energy efficient, since electrical energy is directly proportional to the required force (no air or oil pressure source is required, and there are no mechanical fiction losses); and
This piece provides an overview of each of the tape technologies within the linear and helical recording methods, as well as highlights of Overland's offerings.
com/research/px98fw/polyethylene_linea) has announced the addition of the "Polyethylene Linear Low Density (LLDPE) 2012 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017" report to their offering.
If the big show in Chicago was any indicator, linear servo drives and jointed-arm designs may be the next trends in robots for injection molding.
exhibits in general and in first approximation a linear behavior translated by a complex modulus: