Contour Line

Science / Geology / Contour Line: A line on a map that traces locations where the value of a variable is constant. For example, contour lines of elevation trace points of equal elevation across the map. All points on the 'ten foot' contour line are ten feet above sea level.
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Other Words for Line

Line Adjective Synonyms: mark, pencil-mark, pen-mark, rule, score, stroke, underline, underscore, diagonal, slash, virgule, shilling-mark, solidus, separatrix, oblique
Line Noun Synonyms: wrinkle, crease, crinkle, furrow, crow's-foot
Line Verb Synonyms: interline, cover, face, ceil

Nodal Line

Science / Tides and Currents / Nodal Line: A line in an oscillating body of water along which there is a minimum or zero rise and fall of the tide. MORE

Necessary Line

Entertainment / Football / Necessary Line: The imaginary line the offense must cross to achieve a new first down. MORE

Mortgage Pipeline Risk

Business / Finance / Mortgage Pipeline Risk: The risk associated with taking applications from prospective mortgage borrowers who may opt to decline to accept a quoted mortgage rate within a certain grace period. MORE

Nonlinear Editing (NLE)

Technology / Television (TV) / Nonlinear Editing (NLE): Editing performed on a computer, in which shots do not have to be placed one after the other (i.e., in a linear fashion). MORE


Health / Vitamins / Noradrenaline: Also known as norepinephrine. A chemical involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. MORE

Offline Connection

Life Style / Travel / Offline Connection: When a passenger changes air carriers on their route to their destination. MORE