Meaning of LINEAR in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈli-nē-ər ]


Date: circa 1656



(1) : of, relating to, resembling, or having a graph that is a line and especially a straight line : straight

(2) : involving a single dimension


(1) : of the first degree with respect to one or more variables

(2) : of, relating to, based on, or being linear equations, linear differential equations, linear functions, linear transformations, or linear algebra


(1) : characterized by an emphasis on line

linear art

(2) : composed of simply drawn lines with little attempt at pictorial representation

linear script

d. : consisting of a straight chain of atoms

2. : elongated with nearly parallel sides

linear leaf

— see leaf illustration

3. : having or being a response or output that is directly proportional to the input

4. : of, relating to, or based or depending on sequential development

linear thinking

a linear narrative

• lin·e·ar·i·ty ˌli-nē-ˈer-ə-tē, -ˈa-rə- noun

• lin·e·ar·ly ˈli-nē-ər-lē adverb

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