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flat line

Neurology A popular term for a complete lack of cerebral activity as measured by EEG, a finding equated with 'brain death'. See Harvard criteria, Persistent vegetative state Vox populi → medtalk Complete asystole.
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Unemployment did not drop as dramatically, there was no deflation and recovery was flat line rather than a bounce.
I just wanted to say that I saw Steve's article as a blip on the flat line of corporate communication.
What Mr Simon Tranter fails to acknowledge in his statement (Hypocrites Take A Flat Line, 28.
Thus, while "the relationship is as close to a flat line as you'll get in economics," Italy--with a debt-to-GDP ratio in excess of 100 percent--does indeed pay more to borrow ten-year money than does the United States--with a debt-to-GDP ratio less than 36 percent.
We're playing a very flat line,'' guard Isaiah Rider said.
the doctor cries as the heart monitor squeals an alarm: The small, erratic heartbeats it was registering have diminished into a flat line.
With a flat line of growth in the general market, it's no wonder that "alternative" markets have become the focus of big companies trying to boost their bottom lines.
The markets are holding around the flat line, struggling after the Dollar moved higher today.
It's funny, when I was younger, I used to say I'd hate a flat line - that I want the ups and the downs, the roller coaster.
Jigsaw's protegy, Amanda (Shawnee Smith), fits Lynn with a metal collar connected to the killer's heart monitor; should he flat line, the collar will detonate and it's game over for the doctor.