straight-line

straight-line
straight-line [strāt′līn΄]
adj.
1. composed of straight lines
2. Finance designating or of a method of allocating costs to given time periods at a fixed rate [straight-line depreciation]
3. Mech.
a) designating or of a device, mechanism, etc. whose main parts are positioned or move in a straight line
b) designating a device designed to transmit or cause motion in a straight line

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