the decrease in voltage between two points on an electric line, often caused by resistance or leakage along the line.
- Line eater
messaging 1. A bug in some now-obsolete versions of the Usenet software that used to eat up to BUFSIZ bytes of the article text. The bug was triggered by having the text of the article start with a space or tab. This bug was quickly personified as a mythical creature called the “line eater”, and […]
- Line editor
tool, text An early kind of text editor suited to use on a teletype. The user enters editing commands which apply to the current line or some given range of lines. These include moving forward and backward through the buffer, inserting and deleting lines, substituting a string for a pattern match, and printing lines. Visual […]
noun 1. a technique of engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin. 2. a metal plate so engraved. 3. a print or picture made from it. noun 1. the art or process of hand-engraving in intaglio and copper plate 2. a plate […]
- Line fish
noun 1. (South African) fish caught by lines rather than nets