# Straight Line

• (noun): A line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature.
Example: "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line"

### Some articles on straight line, straight, line:

Levi-Civita Parallelogramoid - Construction
... A parallelogram in Euclidean geometry can be constructed as follows Start with a straight line segment AB and another straight line segment AA′ ... Draw a straight line A′B′ ... manifold equipped with an affine connection, the notion of "straight line" generalizes to that of a geodesic ...
Straight Line Mechanism
... planer and the milling machine, it was extremely difficult to machine straight, flat surfaces ... was given to the problem of attaining a straight-line motion as a part of the coupler curve of a linkage having only revolute connection ... Probably the best-known result of this search is the straight line mechanism development by Watt for guiding the piston of early steam engines ...
Mechanism (engineering) - Types of Mechanisms - Linkages
... a four-bar linkage that generates an approximate straight line ... The success of Watt's linkage lead to the design of similar approximate straight-line linkages, such as Hoeken's linkage and Chebyshev's linkage ... The Peaucellier linkage generates a true straight-line output from a rotary input ...
Step Sequence Patterns
... A straight line step sequence travels from one end of the rink to the far end ... The skater travels the approximate shape of a straight line ... The patterns of ice dancing step sequences separate straight line into midline and diagonal A midline step sequence travels along the center axis of the ice rink and ...
Meander Geometry
... Ideal waveforms, such as a sine wave, are one line thick, but in the case of a stream the width must be taken into consideration ... the bed at an average cross-section at the full-stream level, typically estimated by the line of lowest vegetation ... waveform the meandering stream follows the down-valley axis, a straight line fitted to the curve such that the sum of all the amplitudes measured from it ...

### Famous quotes containing the words line and/or straight:

If surrealism ever comes to adopt a particular line of moral conduct, it has only to accept the discipline that Picasso has accepted and will continue to accept.
André Breton (1896–1966)

He serveth the servant,
The brave he loves amain;
He kills the cripple and the sick,
And straight begins again.
For gods delight in gods,
And thrust the weak aside;
To him who scorns their charities,
Their arms fly open wide.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)