- composed of straight lines
- Finance designating or of a method of allocating costs to given time periods at a fixed rate: straight-line depreciation
- designating or of a device, mechanism, etc. whose main parts are positioned or move in a straight line
- designating a device designed to transmit or cause motion in a straight line
- An example of straight-line design is art work made up of lines that do not bend or wave.
- An example of straight-line depreciation is assuming the same amount of depreciation each month.
The definition of straight-line is something with lines that do not wave or curve, or a way to spread costs across a period of time all at the same rate.
- Lying in a straight line.
- Relating to a device whose linkage produces or copies motion in straight lines.
- Meteorology Relating to or being a powerful and often destructive wind that moves in a straight rather than circular path as the leading edge of a thunderstorm or as the result of a downburst.
- Accounting Of or being a mode of amortization by equal payments at stated intervals over a given period of time.
- As you lower yourself toward the ground, your body should move in one motion and should always form a straight-line all the way down.
- Lower your body toward the floor, maintaining your body in a straight-line from head to heel.
- There are other arrangements of bars giving straight-line motions, and these arrangements together with ths general properties of mechanisms of this kind are discussed in How to Draw a Straight Line by A.
- The combination of the parallelogram with a straight-line motion, for guiding one of the points in a straight line, is illustrated in Watts parallel motion for steam-engines.
- The latter gives values of the constants a and b for different samples of iron and steel, some of which are shown in the following table :- K=a+bH For most samples of steel the straight-line law was found to hold approximately up to H=3; in the case of iron and of soft steel the approximation was less close.