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Line

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.

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 classic literature ?
101} I suppose this line to have been intercalated by the author when lines 426-446 were added.
It is clear from the text that there were two [caves] not one, but some one has enclosed in brackets the two lines in which the second cave is mentioned, I presume because he found himself puzzled by having a second cave sprung upon him when up to this point he had only been told of one.
171} The interpretation of lines 126-143 is most dubious, and at best we are in a region of melodrama: cf.
175} From lines 333 and 341 of this book, and lines 145 and 146 of bk.
We watched our chance, and the next low-water slack, after Big Alec had removed the fish from the line and returned ashore, we went out in the salmon boat.
Together we hove up the rope till the anchor I came in sight with the sturgeon line caught across one of the flukes.
I thought so, too, and said we didn't want the line anyway.
Fully a month had passed, and we were constantly up and down the river, and down and up the bay, with no spare moments to devote to the particular fisherman who ran a Chinese line in the bight of Turner's Shipyard.
SOCRATES: But does not this line become doubled if we add another such line here?
SOCRATES: Therefore the double line, boy, has given a space, not twice, but four times as much.
SOCRATES: What line would give you a space of eight feet, as this gives one of sixteen feet;--do you see?
While in the German camp in the Pare Mountains, which lie just east of the boundary line between German and British East Africa, Tarzan had overheard enough to suggest that the British were getting the worst of the fighting in Africa.