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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straight linenoun

    a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

    "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"


  1. straight linenoun

    A line with no curvature; a line with constant direction. The path of shortest length between two points.


  1. straight line

    A straight line is a continuous extent of length that has no curvature. It is the shortest distance between two points and extends indefinitely in opposite directions. It has zero thickness, infinite length, and maintains a constant direction throughout its length. It is a fundamental concept in geometry and mathematics.

Editors Contribution

  1. straight line

    A line that is straight.

    Straight lines are perfect for neat and tidy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight line in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straight line in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of straight line in a Sentence

  1. Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington:

    Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn't.

  2. Tom Keith-Roach:

    We're not going to see fireworks but this will support really strong and consistent growth over time. I've got a nice straight line that goes from our current reported sales to my $3.5 billion.

  3. Norman Mailer:

    A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.

  4. Joanne Field:

    The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.

  5. Alan Krause:

    While there have been experiments with linear drives, ones with a straight-line pedal path, no linear drive has equaled the performance of traditional bicycle cranks.

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