cline

Pronunciation

Proper noun

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /klaɪn/

**cline** (*plural* clines)

- (
*systematics*) A gradation in a character or phenotype within a species or other group. - Any graduated continuum.
**2005**, Ronnie Cann, Ruth Kempson and Lutz Marten,*The Dynamics of Language, an Introduction*, p. 412*This account effectively reconstructs the well-known grammaticalisation***cline**from anaphora to agreement, …

**cline** (*plural* clines)

- (
*geometry, inversive geometry*) A generalized circle.**2011**, Dominique Michelucci,*What is a Line?*, Pascal Schreck, Julien Narboux, Jürgen Richter-Gebert (editors),*Automated Deduction in Geometry*, 8th International Workshop, ADG 2010, Revised Selected Papers, LNAI 6877, page 139 ↗,- Let
*Ω*be a fixed, arbitrary, point. Then circles (in the classical sense) through*Ω*can be considered as lines. For convenience, such circles are called**clines**in this section. Two distinct**clines**cut in one point (ignoring*Ω*and the two cyclic points); it can happen that*Ω*is a double intersection point; in this case, one may say that the two**clines**are parallel, and that they meet at a point at infinity, which is*Ω*.

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- (
*generalized circle*) circline, generalized circle

**Cline**Proper noun

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