dividing line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dividing line a conceptual separation or distinction "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
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Quotations

  • Orlando A. Battista
    Orlando A. Battista
    “The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line.”
  • Franklin Field
    Franklin Field
    “The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.”

Usage

In literature:

Not too many words may be divided between lines; otherwise the line endings will bristle with hyphens.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
He is best known by his Parzival, which contains 24,812 lines divided up into sixteen books.
"A Middle High German Primer" by Joseph Wright
The sections into which the Essay of 1842 is divided are in the original merely indicated by a gap in the MS. or by a line drawn across the page.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
Latero-ventral metathoracic carina: in Odonata; forms the dividing line between the metepimera and the metasternum.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
They were worn out with incessant labour, and the dividing line between sinking and being kept afloat was very narrow.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
The house is divided into separate chambers at night by mats hung up on lines.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The holy merges into the unholy, and we can scarcely see the dividing line.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Thus, in Figure 184, draw the line O B, and divide it into inches and parts of an inch.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
It did not unite, rather it dangerously divided, the Federation, and that, unfortunately, on geographical lines.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The line was divided afterwards as to whether he shook her hand eagerly or just held it.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
The players divide into two sides of about equal number, in lines facing each other.
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
As your vessels enter foreign ports, the line which divides your population from ours fails to distinguish them.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
In front of them and behind ran the dusty road, like a red line dividing a still bush world.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
For there was a great contrast between the populations on each side of the dividing line.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
The question of the war divided the old families, but I was never able to discover the dividing line.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
As I understand the scheme, it is this: It is proposed to divide our present territory by the line of 36 deg.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
A line of low bare hills known as the Solasinghi Range divides it from Kangra.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
On the 21st of May, 1780, his forces divided, and poured into the lower valley of the Mohawk along a line of ten miles.
"Colonel John Brown, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Brave Accuser of Benedict Arnold" by Archibald Murray Howe
There is one great broad line that divides the nations and civilizations of the earth, past and present, in all their arts of expression.
"Commentary Upon the Maya-Tzental Perez Codex" by William E. Gates
The dividing line is redemption.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
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In poetry:

Or if a footstep comes, 'tis mine
Sharp on the road or soft on grass:
Silence divides along my line
And shuts behind me as I pass.
"A Lonely Place" by Edward Shanks
One lesson the rubric of conflict has taught her
Though parted awhile by war's earth-rending shock,
The lines that divide us are written in water,
The love that unites us cut deep in the rock.
"In Response" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
We came to the dividing line,
Then he passed over and I am here,
Sad and sore is this heart of mine
That has no power to shed a tear,
For, like one who rises and walks in sleep,
I am lost in a dream--I cannot weep.
"Divided" by Nora Pembroke
Hard fortune's been mine since crossing the line,
Though that same I ne'er saw, for we crossed it at night;
But they say 'twas laid down at expense of the Crown,
To divide the wrong side of the world from the right.
"Paddy's Letter, 1857" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

But the drop in foreclosures is still sharply divided along state lines.
Exit polls in Tuesday's presidential election underscored, once again, that America remains sharply divided along religious and cultural lines.
It's either Virginia or Virginia Tech, and we are on the dividing line here'.
Hurricane Isaac's dividing line: Inside the levee, or out.
The dividing line in Hurricane Isaac was bright.
Collective bargaining a stark dividing line in recall race, exit polls show.
Racial differences should be the diversity that makes Denver interesting, not the lines that divide us.
State's political parties are divided along gender lines.
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board officially welcomed seven new members Monday, including four Democrats, resulting in a 12-12 split along party lines for the 24-member body that got off to a divided start.
Nigeria has not only a north-south divide, but a multitude of other fault lines too.
The Main Divide of the Santa Ana Mountains follows a significant Southern California watershed division, and also quite closely marks the Orange/Riverside county line.
Abraham Lincoln, the dividing line is pretty easy to spot: Take a look at the following timeline, which draws on fact and on material from Stephen L Carter's novel "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln".
In the case of Abraham Lincoln, the dividing line is pretty easy to spot: Take a look at the following timeline, which draws on fact and on material from Stephen L Carter's novel "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln".
An army official says Indian soldiers have killed four suspected rebels near the military line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
The Democrats continue to build their brand by dividing America along lines of r. Home › restore honor.
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In science:

This observation is especially relevant for large connectivities where the cutsize is, fluctuations neglected, proportional to the length of the dividing line.
Random Geometric Graphs
Draw the diagonal lines s − r = xi (1 ≤ i ≤ m + 1) and s − r = yj (1 ≤ j ≤ m), which divide the boundary line ∂ λ into interlacing vertical and horizontal pieces.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
We have measured fluxes in the various 1-D spectra with Gaussian fits (multicomponent, where necessary due to line overlap) and give the results for the central components (Cen and W ) in Table 2 and for the (sub-divided) eastern components (E 1 and E 2) in Table 3.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
First divide the square by drawing a vertical line so that there are exactly n/2 points in each half.
Monotone properties of random geometric graphs have sharp thresholds
The number of QSO 2 candidates, therefore, is very sensitive to the dividing line between low- and high-luminosity AGN, which is clearly arbitrary and cosmology dependent.
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
Let us divide the features in the training sets into the linear ones fl being the three white lines, and the circular ones fc being the four white circles.
Distant generalization by feedforward neural networks
In this way one divides space-time into regions bounded by piecewise straight lines with slopes ±1, see Figure 4.
One-dimensional stochastic growth and Gaussian ensembles of random matrices
These phases are divided by the self–dual line, where there is no percolation of either type and critical behavior is observed.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
On the basis of exact solutions it has been argued that the dividing line is q = 4, similar to the situation on the square lattice.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
At each step, the player who wins a coin toss may draw a straight line that divides the set of remaining restaurants exactly in half and eliminate all the restaurants on one side of that line.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games
For the filtered initial condition, a crease in Fig. 13 where the isosurface moves away from the dividing plane indicates where three-dimensional curvature of the vortex lines is occurring. A similar crease does not appear for the unfiltered case.
Computational Euler History
The above mentioned lines divide the non negative semiplane, ǫ31 ≥ 0, into four regions (from top left in clockwise sense): A - oblate-like shapes with real rotation; B - prolate-like shapes with real rotation; C - prolate-like shapes with imaginary rotation; D - oblate-like shapes with imaginary rotation.
R3 fluids
So though this does not prove “2-dependent is a dividing line”, it seems enough for showing it is an interesting property.
Definable groups for dependent and 2-dependent theories
Single lines represent G0 divided into long-, G0 ′ , and short-wavelength, G0 ′′ , propagators, represented by single lines with a slash and single lines with double slash.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
In other words, there are no rhombi that lie across the line which divides the bipuzzle into two equilateral triangles of side length n.
Puzzles, Tableaux and Mosaics
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