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straight–line

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adjective \ˈstrāt-ˈlīn\

Definition of straight–line

  1. 1 :  being a mechanical linkage or equivalent device designed to produce or copy motion in a straight line

  2. 2 :  having the principal parts arranged in a straight line

  3. 3 :  marked by a uniform spread and especially in equal segments over a given term <straight–line amortization> <straight–line depreciation>

  4. 4 :  occurring, measured, or made in or along a straight line <straight–line motion> <straight–line extrapolation>



1843

First Known Use of straight–line

1843


Law Dictionary

straight–line

adjective

Legal Definition of straight–line

  1. :  marked by equal payments over a given term <using the straight{ndash}line method of depreciation>




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