straight-line

straight-line
\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : being a mechanical linkage or equivalent device designed to produce or copy motion in a straight or approximately straight line
2.
a. : having the principal parts arranged in a straight line

a straight-line compressor having the steam and air cylinders in a straight line

b. : relating to or constituting a production system with parts or facilities arranged for performance of consecutive operations without backtracking or deviating from a straightforward course

plant layout on a straight-line basis

savings effected by straight-line organization

3. : spread uniformly or spreading accumulation or payments uniformly and especially in equal segments over a course covering a given term

straight-line amortization of the discount on bonds

comparison of results from a straight-line and a sinking-fund method

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/strayt"luyn"/, adj.
1. Mach.
a. noting a machine or mechanism the working parts of which act or are arranged in a straight line.
b. noting a mechanism for causing one part to move along a straight line.
2. Accounting. denoting uniform allocation, as in calculating the total depreciation over the life of a depreciable asset, dividing that into equal parts, and depreciating each segment at regular intervals.
[1835-45]

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straight-line «STRAYT LYN», adjective.
1. having the main parts placed in a straight line, as a machine.
2. acting or exerted in a straight line: »

straight-line movement, a straight-line force.

3. producing or transferring motion in a straight line, as a system of rods so linked as to change rotating or oscillating movement into movement that acts in a straight line.

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adj. containing, characterized by, or relating to straight lines or motion in a straight line

a straight-line graph | the Porsche's straight-line stability

Finance of or relating to a method of depreciation allocating a given percentage of the cost of an asset each year for a fixed period

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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