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1Containing, characterized by, or relating to straight lines or motion in a straight line.‘a straight-line graph’‘the Porsche's straight-line stability’
- ‘Then I saw the problem: the boat's skeg, or fin, essential for maintaining a straight-line course, was flopping loosely in its groove on the stern.’
- ‘The steering was responsive, the straight-line tracking was perfect, braking almost normal.’
- ‘This sort of straight-line running to commit a tackler should be bread-and-butter stuff but Scotland's back division still manages to make a meal of it.’
- ‘The straight-line distance was 12 miles, but the racing tides of the bay forced him to swim an extra two miles.’
- ‘Drive comfort has been helped by the specially adjusted chassis to cope with European roads, fitted with stout anti-roll bars and a wide track, so maintaining a straight-line stability.’
- ‘Circular, rather than straight-line motion was the natural state of the Aristotelian celestial world.’
- ‘Tracing the light back as a straight-line path, it appears to us that the star has shifted its position in the celestial sky.’
- ‘It possessed no outstanding dynamic talent save raw, brutal, straight-line speed.’
- ‘We had good straight-line speed, but overtaking is so difficult here.’
- ‘I have been okay doing straight-line running, but there is no point in pushing it too hard, too quickly.’
- ‘We have done a lot of work in the wind tunnels since and in straight-line gliding I'm one of the fastest skiers in the world.’
- ‘Every three or four months now, his straight-line commute becomes a triangle.’
- ‘They could be relied upon to do it properly, often eschewing outright straight-line speed for a mesmeric blend of response, agility and feel.’
- ‘Companies and their managers who steer straight-line courses do so at their own peril.’
- ‘Personally, I think I'm probably somewhere between liberal and moderate, presuming I even subscribe to the straight-line model of polarised political categorisation.’
- ‘We have eliminated most of that in favor of mostly straight-line reporting relationships, clear lines of authority and delineation.’
- ‘For those who are keen to sample the performance, the car displays super straight-line stability and poise.’
- ‘Traditional seismographs record straight-line movements, for example shaking, whereas ring lasers measure rotational movements like rolling or twisting.’
- ‘Those inclined to make straight-line extrapolations from the events of a few news cycles should read some history.’
- ‘The point is that ‘development’ is never a straight-line, linear phenomenon.’
- 1.1Finance Relating to a method of depreciation allocating a given percentage of the cost of an asset each year for a fixed period.
- ‘Since impairment depends on market values, it will be much less predictable than straight-line amortization based on acquisition price.’
- ‘Five-year straight-line depreciation is applied to the equipment.’
- ‘The tax code allows for both straight-line depreciation and an accelerated cost recovery system.’
- ‘Depreciation of furniture and equipment is computed on the straight-line basis over estimated useful lives of five to ten years.’
- ‘Depreciation is provided on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets.’
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