# Definitions for **linear**ˈlɪn i ər

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **linear**

### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lin•e•arˈlɪn i ər(adj.)

of, consisting of, or using lines:

linear design.

pertaining to or represented by lines:

linear dimensions.

extended or arranged in a line:

a linear series.

involving measurement in one dimension only.

**Category:**Weights and Measuresof or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art defined chiefly in terms of line.

**Category:**Fine Artshaving the form of or resembling a line:

linear nebulae.

Math. consisting of, involving, or describable by terms of the first degree. having the same effect on a sum as on each of the summands:

a linear operation.

**Category:**Mathnarrow and elongated.

**Category:**Botany

#### Origin of **linear**:

1635–45; < L līneāris; see line1, -ar1

lin′e•ar•ly(adv.)

### 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"

### 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

### Freebase

Linearity

In common usage, linearity refers to a mathematical relationship or function that can be graphically represented as a straight line, as in two quantities that are directly proportional to each other, such as voltage and current in a simple DC circuit, or the mass and weight of an object.

### British National Corpus

Adjectives Frequency

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

# Translations for **linear**

### Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

linear(adjective)

of, consisting of or like a line or lines.

- lynvormigAfrikaans
- خَطّيArabic
- линеенBulgarian
- linearPortuguese (BR)
- lineárníCzech
- Linien-...German
- lineærDanish
- γραμμικόςGreek
- linealSpanish
- joon(e)-Estonian
- خطیFarsi
- lineaarinenFinnish
- linéaireFrench
- מְקֻוקָוHebrew
- रेखीय, रैखिकHindi
- linearanCroatian
- vonalasHungarian
- linearIndonesian
- línulegurIcelandic
- lineareItalian
- 線のJapanese
- 선으로 이루어진Korean
- linijinisLithuanian
- līnijveida-; līniju; lineārsLatvian
- lelurus; linearMalay
- lineairDutch
- linje, lineærNorwegian
- liniowyPolish
- خطیPersian
- كرښييزPashto
- linearPortuguese
- linearRomanian
- линейныйRussian
- lineárnySlovak
- premočrtenSlovenian
- linearanSerbian
- linjär, linje-Swedish
- เป็นเส้นตรงThai
- çizgisel, doğrusalTurkish
- 直線的，線狀的Chinese (Trad.)
- лінійнийUkrainian
- لکیروں سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc về đường kẻ; chiều dàiVietnamese
- 直线的，线性的Chinese (Simp.)

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