Meaning of straight-line
Pronunciation: (strāt'līn'), [key]
- noting a machine or mechanism the working parts of which act or are arranged in a straight line.
- noting a mechanism for causing one part to move along a straight line.
- denoting uniform allocation, as in calculating the total depreciation over the life of a depreciable asset, dividing that into equal parts, and depreciating each segment at regular intervals.