Meaning of NONLINEARITY in English


/non'lin ee ar"i tee/ , n.

1. Math. the quality of a function that expresses a relationship that is not one of direct proportion.

2. Elect. deviation of an input-output relationship from one of direct proportionality.

[ 1925-30; NON- + LINEARITY ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .