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noun (ROW)    /laɪn/
C2 [C] a group of people or things arranged in a row: a line of trees The prisoners formed a line against the wall.Things collected in lines or rings [C] US (UK queue) a group of people standing one behind the other who are waiting for something: Just get in line and wait your turn like everyone else. I had to wait/stand in line for three hours to get tickets.Things collected in lines or rings a long line of a series of people or things that follow each other in time: She is the latest in a long line of controversial leaders. He comes from a long line of doctors (= a lot of his relatives were doctors before him).Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
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