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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cline, Martin Clinenoun

    American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)


  1. clinenoun

    A gradation in a character or phenotype within a species or other group.

  2. clinenoun

    Any graduated continuum.

  3. Etymology: From (from which also climate), from ḱley- (English lean).


  1. cline

    A cline is a gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the same species. It often refers to species whose traits change progressively across an environmental gradient.


  1. Cline

    In biology and ecology, an ecocline or simply cline describes an ecotone in which a series of biocommunities display a continuous gradient. The term was coined by the English evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley in 1938. More technically, clines consist of ecotypes or forms of species that exhibit gradual phenotypic and/or genetic differences over a geographical area, typically as a result of environmental heterogeneity. Genetically, clines result from the change of allele frequencies within the gene pool of the group of taxa in question. Clines may manifest in time and/or space.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLINE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cline is ranked #684 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cline surname appeared 50,258 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17 would have the surname Cline.

    92.8% or 46,670 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 1,081 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 1,005 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 809 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 437 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 256 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cline in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Cline in a Sentence

  1. West Virginia:

    Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend. Our families go back to the beginning of the Cline empire - Pioneer Fuel. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man, cathy and I are praying for his family and all those involved in this tragedy.

  2. Chelsie Cline:

    [ Cline ] kept Chelsie Cline relationships pretty private.

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