line drawing


Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made in solid lines

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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 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

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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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