intransitive verb Date: 1980 1. a. to register on an electronic monitor as having no brain waves or heartbeat b. die 2. a. to be in a state of no progress or advancement b. to come to an end • flatliner noun

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  • flatline — UK US /ˈflætlaɪn/ verb [I] ► to remain at the same, usually low, level: »For the past two years, both the job market and house prices have flatlined in the area. »The party has spent the last three months flatlining with a 34% popularity rating… …   Financial and business terms

  • flatline — (v.) by 1998, from the flat line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram when the patient is dead. Related: Flatlined; flatlining …   Etymology dictionary

  • flatline — flat|line1 [ flæt,laın ] noun uncount INFORMAL a situation in which someone or something is dead or no longer operating: go flatline: Over demand has caused free Internet access to go flatline. flatline flat|line 2 [ flæt,laın ] verb intransitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flatline — UK [ˈflætˌlaɪn] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms flatline : present tense I/you/we/they flatline he/she/it flatlines present participle flatlining past tense flatlined past participle flatlined informal 1) to die 2) mainly journalism to fall… …   English dictionary

  • Flatline — A flatline is an electrical time sequence measurement that shows no activity and therefore when represented, shows a flat line instead of a moving one. It almost always refers to either a flatlined electrocardiogram, where the heart shows no… …   Wikipedia

  • flatline — 1. noun a) asystole; the absence of heart contractions b) the disappearance of the rhythmic peaks displayed on a heart monitor 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Flatline — (v.) (of a person) cease heart function as registered on an eletro cardiograph …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • flatline — Australian Slang v (of a person) cease heart function as registered on an eletro cardiograph …   English dialects glossary

  • flatline — flat|line [ˈflætlaın] v be flatlining to be at a low level or standard that is neither increasing nor decreasing ▪ The Tories have been flatlining in the polls for the last three months …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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