line drawing


Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made in solid lines

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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 In the example above, relationships are defined by lines drawn between points. Kevin Hartnett, Quanta Magazine, "New Number Systems Seek Their Lost Primes," 2 Mar. 2017 Down in the Marine Technician’s lab, a screen saver on a computer plots our current course as a bright red line drawn on top of the Thwaites Ice Tongue. Elizabeth Rush, National Geographic, "Here's what Antarctica's calving glaciers look like up close," 12 Mar. 2019 But climate change is a borderless issue, one that cannot be compartmentalized by lines drawn to distinguish state boundaries and section off land parcels for lease sales. Maia Wikler, Teen Vogue, "Activists Protest Bureau of Land Management Leasing That Allow Oil and Gas Drilling on Public Lands," 15 Apr. 2019 The lawsuit filed by Democratic voters over district lines drawn in 2011 made its way all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington Post, "Court rules Virginia legislative districts unconstitutional," 28 June 2018 No Man’s Land encompasses the area between the armistice lines drawn at the end of the 1948-49 war and was claimed by Jordan and Israel. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, "New U.S. Embassy May Be in Jerusalem, but Not in Israel," 7 Mar. 2018 The Arnona neighborhood was on the front line during the 1948 Israeli-Arab war, and the building straddles the armistice lines drawn the following year between Israel and Jordan, with the property jutting into what was once no-man’s land. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "New U.S. embassy in Jerusalem: A stone plaque and $400,000 in renovations, for now," 8 May 2018

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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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