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in-line 1

Line breaks: in-line
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnlʌɪn/

adjective

1Having parts arranged in a line: a 20-valve in-line 5-cylinder engine
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  • Both are in-line 6 cylinder engines, of 2.5 and 3.0 litre capacity respectively.
  • The new in-line 6-cylinder engine gets 225 horsepower, which is plenty of punch for the roadster's lean 3,000-pound weight.
  • The optional engine is basically the in-line four with an extra cylinder and a linear increase in power (approximately 44 hp. and 46 ft.-lb. of torque per cylinder).
2Constituting an integral part of a continuous sequence of operations or machines: a two-stream in-line fuel-oil blender
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  • It is part of Metrologic Group, which deals in equipment, training and maintenance of coordinate measuring machines and in-line control systems.
  • It will supply in-line vehicle sequenced modules on a just-in-time basis.
  • The in-line hand operated valve controls the flow of at least the irrigation fluid or suction to a surgical site.
2.1Constituting an integral part of a computer program: the parameters can be set up as in-line code
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  • In this article, I first give an example of how to convert a simple LaTeX document to HTML and discuss how the program handles in-line graphics and style files.
  • Linux, on the other hand, has in-line code sections for UP and SMP systems, adapting to the machine it is running on.
  • On the driver level, you definitely want to convert any informal in-line RTOS code to proper drivers.

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in line 2
1Under control: that threat kept a lot of people in line
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  • The church has overused the concept of unity in the name of control and keeping people in line.
  • The desire to control women and keep us in line is both overt and covert in North America.
  • When I was younger, I was arrogant, as a lot of people are at that age, but that's how George and Gary kept me in line.
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2chiefly North American In a queue: we stood in line at the counter
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  • The teller got up from behind his desk, and went over to one of the children waiting in line.
  • The person in line ahead of me had 13 items in the 10-or-less lane.
  • Standing in line to order a cup of coffee to battle the cold, I fidgeted with my wallet.
Synonyms
in a queue, in a row, in a column, in a file
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