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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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Do not try to differentiate between cable TV lines, telephone lines and power lines.
Play it safe and keep the container handler at least 20 feet away from power lines, and never operate the vehicle under them.
He seems to connect absolutely every ailment contracted anywhere near power lines or power substations with EMF.
Faced with the enormous potential cost of relocating or burying millions of miles of high-voltage wires, utilities are waging a not-too-subtle campaign to convince consumers that their humming power lines and largescale transformers are safe - even near schools and housing projects.
While Oncor urges consumers to not prune near high voltage power lines, homeowners are responsible for pruning near service lines that run from the pole to the meter on their house.
The flow of electric current through power lines creates magnetic fields, which easily penetrate walls of buildings and the body.
The UPA provides all PLC/BPL players the opportunity to respond to key customer expectations with open standards, based on interoperability, security and coexistence and supported by exclusive and independent certifications, the only global guarantee of quality and confidence for high-speed power line technology available today.
The aim of the campaign - which includes mailings, safety demonstrations, a video and a safety-tip collectors card - is to reduce high-voltage power line injuries and deaths.
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Do not string lights on outdoor trees that are growing into or near power lines -- entire trees may become energized if lights come in contact with a power line.
to add power line networking capability to their products while simultaneously slashing product costs and speeding time to market.