broken line


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broken line

[¦brō·kən ‚līn]
(mathematics)
A line which is composed of a series of line segments lying end to end, and which does not form a continuous line.
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TRA began taking water quality samples to document conditions below the broken line immediately after the incident began.
Drivers intending to turn right from Linden Road into Sycamore Road are confronted with pedestrian traffic lights followed by two zigzag and then broken lines in the centre of the road.
In the process, the broken line can attract high-energy particles in Earth's atmosphere to create a whip-like "plasma jet.
I remember working on a broken line on Canton Bridge.
After seeing the earlier smallmouth come to hand, Zoe couldn't (or wouldn't) accept the broken line concept.
Other techniques include enamelling, engraving, chain making, chasing (creating a raised pattern on a metal surface), electro-plating (depositing a layer of precious metal on a base metal) or wire working (the preparation of twisted or coiled wire to produce a broken line or to give delicacy to an edge).
A broken line painted on the road marks the junction between Marine Terrace and Cypress Gardens, but Mr Harland said more should be done to warn traffic about the danger at the junction.
The criminals have still been unable to produce a continuous black line on the back of the note - the fake has a broken line.
The familiar metallic thread, looking like a broken line, is moved to the back of the note, which also features a watermark showing a portrait of the Queen.
Elden Way in Beverly Hills (a slow stroll from Will Rogers Park on Beverly and Sunset); Campbell Road in Palmdale (north of Antelope Valley Country Club; it's a broken line, which appropriately means it's not finished).
To the right and above the broken line, the rubber is lighter in color and hard (87 Shore A) because it is crystalline (ref.
This broken line begins on the west coast of India at the 65-million-year-old volcanic site called the Deccan Traps (SN: 4/18/87, p.