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  • n. In software testing, a hypothetical line that separates tests that will be performed, versus tests that may not be performed due to lack of time.
  • n. In production, a hypothetical line that separates items that will be executed and publicized, versus items that will be cut.
  • n. A linear cleared area through undeveloped land. "If you stop and get out, you will see a cutline for line-of-sight surveying."

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cantline.


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cut +‎ line


  • Beyond this point, it often becomes too difficult to clearly differentiate folks and a generic cutline is required.

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  • An alert reader pointed out this photo cutline from the fall prep sports preview on Friday.

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  • (A cutline is the newspaper term for the caption under a photo) "Did you tell her to look at the back of her hand?"

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  • Meanwhile, traditional Range Rover cues are transmuted into styling gold: The blacked-out rocker panels and lower bumper clips, the clamshell hood with a cutline running from the narrow LED headlamps to a pectoral hood vent, the integrated front and rear treadplates, the integrated running boards, the defined wheel arches.

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  • The cutline identifies him as a sergeant in the Marine Corps


  • The cutline below the photo stated, “Self-made investment tycoon shares vision of a nation shifting its energy needs from oil to biofuels.”

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  • Sounds like the photo op will be just another opportunity for misidentification by an overworked cutline editor.

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  • It's also a back-up if additional cutline information is needed or additional rights need to be obtained such as this model has "the look" for a med company's hemorrhoid product.

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  • If nothing else, they make good emergency notepads for cutline information.

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  • The mechanical fish swim in a faint blue light to read cutline info.

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  • The first example (caption) does not appear as a definition.

    July 12, 2009