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Synonyms for line


draw the line at something


  • object to
  • prohibit
  • stop short at
  • set a limit at
  • put your foot down over

in line: in alignment


in line: under control


in line: in a queue


  • in a queue
  • in a row
  • in a column

in line for


  • due for
  • being considered for
  • a candidate for
  • shortlisted for
  • in the running for
  • on the short list for
  • next in succession to

in line with


line up


on the line


  • at risk
  • in danger
  • in an endangered position
  • in jeopardy

toe the line


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for line

an indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face

a method used in dealing with something

an official or prescribed plan or course of action

a product or products bought and sold in commerce

a group of people or things arranged in a row

one's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation

to place in or form a line or lines


The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for line

a formation of people or things one beside another

a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

a connected series of events or actions or developments


a pipe used to transport liquids or gases

acting in conformity

space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress

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a short personal letter

a conceptual separation or distinction

mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

be in line with


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cover the interior of

make a mark or lines on a surface

mark with lines

fill plentifully

reinforce with fabric

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The TEC module can be controlled to adjust the laser's working temperature in order to locate the center wavelength to the absorption line. In addition, there are two InGaAs photodiodes (J22-18I-R500U) applied in this system for optical-electrical conversion.
It will be capable of detecting and measuring the mass of the WHIM by observing oxygen and other elemental absorption lines by foreground clouds in the spectra of quasars with orders of magnitude more sensitivity and better resolution than Chandra and XMM-Newton.
Thus, the absorption line in both cell spectra can be balanced so that the peak absorbance is still in the linear regime for a large [L.sub.OPC] and well above the noise level for a much smaller [L.sub.ref].
However, special measurement techniques have to be applied when weak absorption lines are utilized.
Figure 3 depicts how transfers from West to East Germany shift the absorption line from A to A'.
Furthermore, infrared DIAL systems are preferred because they are highly sensitive to the laser energy, are relatively eye safe, and more importantly, are in the spectral range where most molecular-specific absorption lines occur.|3~ Of the available infrared lasers, C|O.sub.2~ lasers are the best suited for long path atmospheric monitoring because they have the highest efficiencies and powers, are easily tuned, and cover the 9.2 to 10.9 ||micro~meter~ range, which is rich in molecular-specific spectra.
However, the wide field of view provided by SpIOMM allows observations of hundreds of stars simultaneously, as well as extended absorption line sources, which compensates for the multiplex disadvantage.
The gas samples contained water vapor as impurities and the unblended water absorption lines recorded in the 1607-1831 [cm.sup.-1] region along with the standard water wavenumber values taken from Guelachvili and Rao [26] were used to calibrate the transmittance spectrum.
The text is about 30 pages, followed by 70 pages of number lists detailing Arcturus and solar emission and absorption line wavelengths, and another 250 pages of graphs--the atlas itself.
When the researchers simulated the Hitomi spectrum by adding this absorption line to the hot gas' emission line seen with Chandra and XMM-Newton, they found no evidence in the summed spectrum for either absorption or emission of X-rays at 3.5 keV, consistent with the Hitomi observations.
The evaporating comet, which is what we see with comets such as Halley and next year's highly anticipated Comet ISON, creates a brief, telltale absorption line in the spectrum of a star.
3-Based on solar observations, astronomers know that if there are large dark star spots on a stellar surface, the "core depth" (the depth and width of a spectral line) of the Ca II 854.2[nm] (ionized Calcium) absorption line becomes shallow.
The width of this "broad absorption line" (BAL) measures the speed of the quasar's wind.