flat line


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flat line

[′flat ‚līn]
(electromagnetism)
A radio-frequency transmission line, or part thereof, having essentially 1-to-1 standing wave ratio.
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When the sun had raised his full disc above the flat line of the horizon, and was striking fire out of the long muddy vista of paved road with its weary avenue of little trees, a black speck moved along the road and splashed among the flaming pools of rain-water, which black speck was John Baptist Cavalletto running away from his patron.
The river had a fearful look, so overcast and secret, creeping away so fast between the low flat lines of shore--so heavy with indistinct and awful shapes, both of substance and shadow; so death-like and mysterious.
After opening lower, the major averages have all made their way back into the green, as the Dow and S&P have just edged over the flat line and the Nasdaq leads on the upside.
There's none, except in the figurative sense, when you reach your metaphorical flat line, otherwise known as retirement.
We'll be as normal, lined up across the 10m line, in the flat line," said the 34-year-old ahead of the crunch second meeting of the sides in just 14 days.
The dollar traded near the flat line against a basket of currencies.
As we now enter a stage of deflation we will see tax revenues fall even further leading to more cuts or more borrowing, with companies withdrawing investment as profits flat line, hardly a sign of a fixed economy.
More of a catastrophic huge dip, followed by a blip and then a flat line, possibly.
The horizontal rotor Express 4 Centrifuge provides a flat line separation for gel tubes in only three minutes, making it the instrument of choice for chemistry labs.
It's funny, when I was younger - I used to say I'd hate a flat line - that I want the ups and downs, the roller coaster.
FLAT LINE Sales of flats have overtaken heels by three to one, according to Peacocks.
No reason why he shouldn't make up into a decent hurdler and yesterday's rain is in his favour, but several fair sorts off the Flat line up against him here and you can't rule out the prospect he's going to find today's sharp 2m an insufficient test against speedier types.