Pronunciation: (strāt'līn'), [key]
1. Mach.
a. noting a machine or mechanism the working parts of which act or are arranged in a straight line.
b. noting a mechanism for causing one part to move along a straight line.
2. Accounting.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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

straight-lacedstraight man


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