dotted line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dotted line a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract "just sign on the dotted line"
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Usage

In literature:

The dotted line shows the average current.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
The dotted lines show the mathematical center of the vertical side.
"Applied Design for Printers" by Harry Lawrence Gage
Where to you are waving lines, dots, and crosses, he beholds valleys, forests, miles of yellow trenches.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
Now the red dot on the green line is our ship's position.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Holding it to the light, near the window, he began to read the words printed in dots and lines upon it.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
The first movements that would tend to bring this about are in the direction indicated by the dotted lines.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
The spectral colors are arranged in order along the heavy solid line, and the purples along the heavy dotted line.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The marks indicating seconds are dots, but those made by the observer are short lines.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Draw perpendicular lines first, then dot for horizontal lines.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
Lines of tiny black dots advanced toward them.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
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In poetry:

Were you thinking that those were the words—those upright lines?
those curves, angles, dots?
No, those are not the words—the substantial words are in the ground
and sea,
They are in the air—they are in you.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
One night, while others were abed,
With weary eyes and aching head,
I pored for hours and hours upon a map,
Till dots and lines began to swim.
"Suggested routes" grew blurred and dim,
And then, I think, I must have had a nap.
"The Insect" by C J Dennis

In news:

U.S DOT grants $54.5M for new bus rapid transit line in Ft. By Staff Report.
Concrete pavement overlay , unbonded, for Oak Crest Hill Road in Johnson County, Iowa, from south of the city limits of Hills to the Washington County line Award from Iowa DOT: $1,845,120.47.
The red dotted line is the previous proposed route.
Using a toothpick or skewer (I used a fork), prick the dough to form two dotted rows about 1/2 inch for each side of the dividing line.
Doing your research before you sign on the dotted line will help you from getting ripped off.
If Ray Lewis can't play, Josh Bynes may be in line to wear the green dot against the Denver Broncos.
Charlie Sheen tells TMZ, he's 100% on board to judge the next season of "American Idol" -- but there are several conditions that must be met before he signs the dotted line.
Fold only the top layer down at the dotted line.
The dot­ted line has been signed.
Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its line of single-diode Piranha LED clearance/sidemarker lights with a PC-rated model: the 177 Series DOT light.
Patterns include circles, dots, squares, lines, waves, and mesh.
From Nova Scotia 's ocean-lined coast to its lake-dotted, wooded interior, two Bemidji teachers surveyed mammals in the Canadian province.
A recent caller to our Answerback line says she is sick and tired of hearing us end stories by saying there is more information available at KWCH-dot-com.
Pasadena's best sign on dotted line.
DoT Tentatively Approves Delta Air Lines Service to Tokyo From Seattle.
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In science:

The best-fitting model distributions (solid lines for the stellar kinematics and a dotted line for the emission line kinematics) and the line-of-sight velocity data.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
The dashed line refers to t/τ = 0.1, the dotted line to t = τ , and the solid line to t/τ = 5.
Quantum Zeno-like effect due to competing decoherence mechanisms
The dotted line is the line of equality, and the dashed line is least-deviation fit to the points.
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
Calculated steady state flow curves : the unstable stationary solutions are plotted with thin lines, the stable solutions with thick lines, the oscillations with dotted lines.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
Figure 1: Transmission probability through a polarizer pair leading to Malus law: p1(λ) - dashed line; p2 (λ) - dotted line; d(λ) - ful l line; Malus law m(λ) - individual points.
Quantum mechanics and EPR paradox
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