Meaning of LINEAR in English

LINEAR

[ 'lɪnɪə ]

■ adjective

1》 arranged in or extending along a straight line.

↘consisting of lines or outlines.

↘involving one dimension only.

2》 sequential: a ~ narrative.

3》 Mathematics able to be represented by a straight line on a graph.

↘involving directly proportional change in two related quantities.

Derivatives

~ity noun

~ization or ~isation noun

~ize or ~ise verb

~izer or ~iser noun

~ly adverb

Origin

C17: from L. ~is , from linea (see line 1 ).

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