line drawing


Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made in solid lines

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After President Trump dug in on his insistence that Alabama had been at risk, displaying a map in the Oval Office with a line drawn in to include the state, NOAA issued a statement backing him up — contradicting the agency's own meteorologists. CBS News, "NOAA chief "proud of the outstanding work" of weather forecasters amid Trump-Dorian outcry," 10 Sep. 2019 That line drew blood: Mr. Johnson’s purge the previous day has left the Conservative Party in a state of near-civil war. Mark Landler, New York Times, "Brexit’s ‘Doomsday Politics’ Mean Voters May Be Last Chance to Resolve Crisis," 4 Sep. 2019 Some of the location data came in the form of boundary files, which have lines drawn around the borders of structures or parcels. Matt Stiles,, "L.A. might ban homeless people from sleeping on many streets. What about your block?," 9 Sep. 2019 At that time, the MDTA issued a map that showed thick lines drawn all up and down the bay, indicating potential crossings. Pamela Wood,, "Bay Bridge study narrows options to three crossings from Anne Arundel County," 27 Aug. 2019 In July, the line drew an average of 1,460 daily riders., "MAX trains will arrive two minutes later as TriMet aims to help struggling WES," 21 Aug. 2019 Any straight line drawn from one focus to the circumference of the ellipse is reflected to the other focus. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Is Infinity Real?’," 30 June 2016 So there are times losses can have a straight line drawn directly to that conflicting aim. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Analysis: Andy Green’s status among Padres storylines to watch over final third of season," 2 Aug. 2019 The court's decision could embolden political line drawing for partisan gain when state legislatures undertake the next round of redistricting after the 2020 census. Dallas News, "Castro riding debate wave, redistricting, census rulings could affect Texas, Paxton prosecutor wants out," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of line drawing

1891, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made only with lines

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