Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)

Technology / Computers / Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL): High speed transmission technology commonly used for Internet access. ADSL sends information asymmetrically, meaning data travels faster one way than the other. Original application was a T1 line, though it is now available in many different speeds and configurations.

Other Words for Line

Line Verb Synonyms: interline, cover, face, ceil
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


Science / Geology / Monocline: The S-shaped fold connecting two horizontal parts of the same stratum at different elevations. Its central limb is usually not overturned. MORE


Science / Geology / Miogeosyncline: A Geosyncline that is situated near a craton and receives chemical and well-sorted elastic sediments from the continent. MORE

Midcourt Line

Entertainment / Basketball / Midcourt Line: The line in the middle of the court that separates the frontcourt from the backcourt. MORE

Mortgage Pipeline

Business / Finance / Mortgage Pipeline: The period from the taking of applications from prospective mortgage borrowers to the marketing of the loans. 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

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