straight-line

adjective
\ˈstrāt-ˈlīn \

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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straight-line

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Legal Definition of straight-line 

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

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