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Meaning of linear by Wiktionary Dictionary

linear


    Etymology

    From Latin linearis, from linea ( “line” ) + -aris ( adjectival suffix ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈlɪ.niː.ə/, /ˈlɪ.niː.ɚ/

    Adjective

    linear ( comparative more linear, superlative most linear )

    1. Having the form of a line; straight .
    2. Of or relating to lines .
    3. Made in a step-by-step, logical manner .
    4. ( botany, of leaves ) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides .
    5. ( mathematics ) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form  <a href=y = ax + b " src="//upload.wikimedia.org/wiktionary/en/math/3/a/8/3a8d8ec90ca2d552f7f63b3627032a7b.png" > .
    6. ( physics ) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension ( as opposed to area or volume ) .

    See also

    Anagrams

    • aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail


Explanation of linear by Wordnet Dictionary

linear


    Adjective
    1. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input

    2. linear amplifier
    3. of or in or along or relating to a line

    4. a linear measurement
    5. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

    6. measured lengthwise

    7. ( of a leaf shape ) long and narrow