straight–line

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adjective \ˈstrāt-ˈlīn\

Definition of straight–line

  1. 1 :  being a mechanical linkage or equivalent device designed to produce or copy motion in a straight line

  2. 2 :  having the principal parts arranged in a straight line

  3. 3 :  marked by a uniform spread and especially in equal segments over a given term straight–line amortization straight–line depreciation

  4. 4 :  occurring, measured, or made in or along a straight line straight–line motion straight–line extrapolation

First Known Use of straight–line

1843


Law Dictionary

straight–line

adjective

Legal Definition of straight–line

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

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