slant line


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slant line

The actual distance between an aircraft and a ground radio facility. This distance is more than the horizontal distance. A DME (distance-measuring equipment) indicator shows the slant-line distance. Also called a slant range.
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Most manuscript letters can be formed by using either a single continuous stroke or two or more basic strokes (e.g., horizontal lines, vertical lines, slant lines, circles, parts of circles).