Meaning of LINEAR in English

LINEAR

1.

A ~ process or development is one in which something changes or progresses straight from one stage to another, and has a starting point and an ending point.

...the ~ view of time, with the idea that the past is moving into the present and the present into the future.

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2.

A ~ shape or form consists of straight lines.

...the sharp, ~ designs of the Seventies and Eighties.

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3.

Linear movement or force occurs in a straight line rather than in a curve.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

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