### What does **linear** mean?

## Definitions for **linear**ˈlɪn i ər

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **linear**.

### Princeton's WordNet

linear, additive(adj)

designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

linear, one-dimensional(adj)

of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension

"a linear measurement"

analogue, analog, linear(adj)

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

"analogue device"; "linear amplifier"

linear, elongate(adj)

(of a leaf shape) long and narrow

linear, running(a)(adj)

measured lengthwise

"cost of lumber per running foot"

### GCIDE

Linear(a.)

Thinking in a step-by-step analytical and logical fashion; contrasted with holistic, i.e. thinking in terms of complex interrelated patterns; as, linear thinkers.

**Origin:** [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. linaire. See 3d Line.]

### Wiktionary

linear(Adjective)

Having the form of a line; straight.

linear(Adjective)

Of or relating to lines.

linear(Adjective)

Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.

linear(Adjective)

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

linear(Adjective)

Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form .

linear(Adjective)

A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension .

Linear(ProperNoun)

A comet, cataloged as C/1999 S4, discovered on September 27, 1999, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program in New Mexico. (See ) Sometimes spelled LINEAR.

**Origin:** From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).

### Webster Dictionary

Linear(adj)

of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal

Linear(adj)

like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf

**Origin:** [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. linaire. See 3d Line.]

### British National Corpus

Adjectives Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'linear' in Adjectives Frequency: #839

### Anagrams for linear »

aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**5**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Progression isn’t always

**linear,**you might not get better for a period, but just trust your program and stay consistent.My instincts tell me those viewers who are much younger probably wouldn't have watched it in a

**linear**way because our average age is so much higher on the network.And what this study emphasizes is that around two cups is a nice balance between

**linear**growth in terms of stature and avoiding problems like obesity and overweight.When we can build something like the Hubble telescope and fathom images of this vast cosmos of which we are a part, it really gives pause to wonder what and who we are within a larger framework than

**linear**adventures at the shopping mall and taxes.All springs kind of feel the same—you push down on ’em, and they push back a bit; you push down more, and they push back a bigger amount. It’s a

**linear**response, memory foam is more interesting. It contours; you get a much more even distribution of pressure.

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# Translations for **linear**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- lineêrAfrikaans
- lineárníCzech
- lineærDanish
- linearGerman
- unidimensional, linealSpanish
- lineaarinen, johdonmukainen, suoraviivainen, tasasoukkaFinnish
- linéaireFrench
- lineareItalian
- garis, linear, garisan, kegarisanan, kegarisanMalay
- lineærNorwegian
- liniowyPolish
- линейный, последовательныйRussian
- linjär, lineärSwedish

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