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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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According to Smith's "A Life of Pure Immanence," the divergence is also due to Deleuze's conception of life in terms of successful and failed lines of flight as immanent ethics of "good/bad" life.
Somewhat as if, drifting on his lines of flight, he had tuned into the third type of knowledge .
What Julie Webber and I proposed in Expanding Curriculum Theory (2004) was that the curriculum studies field dwells in lines of flight research, research that demonstrated the possibilities of multiplicity.
This is unfortunate, because ultimately Lines of Flight is a somewhat old-fashioned series of interpretations of Pynchon's novels.
When she is freed from valorizing a certain organization, as well as certain organs and their social investments, multiple lines of flight become available.
As we know, the only way to do this is to reach the plane of consistency through lines of flight, which we are able to land on by pushing off of one of the strata.
a social field is less defined by its conflicts and contradictions than the lines of flight running through the social life" (13) in "a series of interlocking, overlapping, discrete systems of regulation of desire, language, thought and behaviour.