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Line, lines or LINE may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

  • Line (geometry), a concept which includes, but is not limited to, an infinitely-extended one-dimensional figure with no curvature
  • Line (electrical engineering), any circuit or loop of an electrical system
    • Telephone line, a single-user circuit on a telephone communication system
    • Transmission line, a specialized structure designed to carry alternating current of radio frequency
    • Line level, a common standard for audio signals
  • Line (unit), an obsolete unit of length equal to one-twelfth or one-tenth of an inch
  • Line (video), a measure of video display resolution or image resolution
  • Line (text file), a row of characters as a unit of organization within text files
  • Former name of the unit of magnetic flux, the Maxwell
  • Lineage (evolution), a sequence of species that form a line of descent
  • Inbred line, either of:
    • Inbred strain or linear organisms, model organisms that are nearly genetically identical and are used in laboratories
    • Products of line breeding, a technique in animal and plant agriculture and horticulture
  • Long interspersed nuclear element, a DNA sequence of two non-overlapping reading frames, accounting for 21% of human DNA
  • Catheter, a thin tube extruded from medical grade materials serving a broad range of functions


Structures in works[edit]

  • Line (heraldry), used to divide and vary fields and charges in heraldry
  • Line (poetry), the fundamental unit of poetic composition
  • A line of text in typography
  • A sentence (or fragment) to be uttered by an actor, in a script or screenplay
  • Line (melody), a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity
  • Line (music) or part, a strand or melody of music played by an individual instrument or voice

Titled works[edit]

Moving-image media[edit]




  • Line (skateboarding), a series of three or more tricks landed in succession
  • Line (ice hockey), a group of forwards that play in a group, or "shift", during a game
  • Line and length, direction and point of bouncing on the pitch of a delivery in cricket
  • Fishing line, a cord used or made for angling
  • Kite line, twine or specialized line for flying kites
  • Money line, in wagering, odds on the outcome of a game with no consideration to a point spread
  • Racing line, in auto racing, a path taken through a corner
  • Lineman (American football), a player who specializes in play at the line of scrimmage
  • Line of scrimmage, in American and Canadian football, the divider between the offense and defense at the start of a play


  • Airline, a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight
  • Log-line, in nautical usage, a piece of rope which has been assigned a function
  • Shipping line, a company engaged in sea transport
  • Waterline, the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water


  • Line function, primary business activity that negatively affects income if interrupted
  • Product lining, offering several related products for sale individually

Sewing and fashion[edit]

  • Lining (sewing), an inner layer of fabric or other material inserted into clothing and similar items
  • Empire line, a style in women's clothing in which the dress has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust
  • Fashion line, a clothing subsidiary that designs and sells garments according to a specific ethos
  • Style line, a line or curve in a garment that has a visual effect



  • Lines, Norway, an island in the municipality of Åfjord in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway
  • Line Islands, an island group in the central Pacific


Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grant, Maurice Harold (1958), "The Birmingham School of Landscape", A chronological history of the old English landscape painters, in oil, from the 16th century to the 19th century, 2, Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, p. 167, OCLC 499875203 
  2. ^ Hill, Joseph; Harper, Edward S.; Midgley, William (1929). "Some of the earlier artists". The history of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, with a chapter of personal reminiscence by Edward S. Harper. Birmingham: Cornish Brothers. pp. 31–44.