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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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When the work was carried out the material caused a reaction with the painted white lines on the road which caused them to misshape.
But he had been back to the pub afterwards and told others what had happened which may be an explanation for the appearance of the white line.
Even if the council really thinks the white line is helpful, why does this 'protection' last for just 50 yards and not the rest of Norton Road, which is about a mile long?
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The white line running down the pavement was just inches away from the kerb and did not stop for obstacles, causing local residents to say it looked "unprofessional" and "like a child had done it".
I know the players have that in their locker, but they are the guys who have to go over the white line and produce.
You begin to question whether the white line are in the right place.
They proposed a 'sin bin' idea where drivers who cut a white line and earned an advantage must stop in an off-track area before continuing.
Referees will pace out the 10 yards between the ball and the wall and then spray a white line on the pitch to mark the correct position of the wall.
The Tory leader was photographed riding the wrong way up a one-way street, going the wrong way round a keep left bollard and crossing the white line at a red traffic light.
Sometimes they are placed in front of the white line, and this tends to mean that if you brake at the last minute or creep over the white line and stop slightly beyond it, the camera (being unable to distinguish this from a car racing across a red light) triggers and generates the notice which your husband has received.
A FAMILY'S day out was spoiled by zealous parking wardens who slapped a ticket on their vehicle because it was parked a few inches over the white line - in a half-empty car park.