straight-line

adjective
\ ˈstrāt-ˈlīn How to pronounce straight-line (audio) \

Definition of straight-line

1 : being a mechanical linkage or equivalent device designed to produce or copy motion in a straight line
2 : having the principal parts arranged in a straight line
3 : marked by a uniform spread and especially in equal segments over a given term straight-line amortization straight-line depreciation
4 : occurring, measured, or made in or along a straight line straight-line motion straight-line extrapolation

First Known Use of straight-line

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of straight-line was in 1843

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“Straight-line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight-line. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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straight-line

adjective

Legal Definition of straight-line

: marked by equal payments over a given term using the straight-line method of depreciation

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