The adjustment of electrical characteristics of, e.g., twisted pair telephone lines by insertion of components such as resistors, capacitors, transformers or (commonly) inductors. Lines intended for analogue voice signals usually have inductors inserted every few miles; such a line is said to be “loaded”.
The special purpose lines which have neither inductors nor the DC voltage which powers ordinary telephones are said to be “dry,” and are much better for data transmission.
noun, Printing. 1. a document, drawing, or the like, consisting of two tones, as black and white, without intermediate gradations. Compare (def 1).
noun, Printing. 1. an engraving consisting only of lines or areas that are solid black or white. Compare (def 2).
[lahyn] /laɪn/ noun 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page. 2. Mathematics. a continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point. 3. something arranged […]
[lahyn-dans] /ˈlaɪnˌdæns/ verb (used without object), line-danced, line-dancing. 1. to participate in a line dance. noun 1. a dance to country music in which dancers line up in a row without partners and follow a choreographed pattern of steps. 2. a dance performed by a line of people.