Definitions for linearˈlɪn i ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lin•e•arˈlɪn i ər(adj.)
of, consisting of, or using lines:
pertaining to or represented by lines:
extended or arranged in a line:
a linear series.
involving measurement in one dimension only.
Category: Weights and Measures
of or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art defined chiefly in terms of line.
Category: Fine Arts
having the form of or resembling a line:
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.
narrow and elongated.
Origin of linear:
1635–45; < L līneāris; see line1, -ar1
designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
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"
(of a leaf shape) long and narrow
"cost of lumber per running foot"
Having the form of a line; straight.
Of or relating to lines.
Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.
Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form .
A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension .
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).
of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal
like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf
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. A crude but simple example of this concept can be observed in the volume control of an audio amplifier. While our ears may perceive a relatively even gradation of volume as the control goes from 1 to 10, the electrical power consumed in the speaker is rising geometrically with each numerical increment. The "loudness" is proportional to the volume number, while the wattage is doubling with every unit increase. In mathematics, a linear map or linear function f(x) is a function that satisfies the following two properties: Additivity: f = f(x) + f. Homogeneity of degree 1: f = αf(x) for all α. The homogeneity and additivity properties together are called the superposition principle.
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Translations for linear
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of, consisting of or like a line or lines.
- linearPortuguese (BR)
- रेखीय, रैखिकHindi
- 선으로 이루어진Korean
- līnijveida-; līniju; lineārsLatvian
- lelurus; linearMalay
- linje, lineærNorwegian
- linjär, linje-Swedish
- çizgisel, doğrusalTurkish
- 直線的，線狀的Chinese (Trad.)
- لکیروں سے متعلقUrdu
- thuộc về đường kẻ; chiều dàiVietnamese
- 直线的，线性的Chinese (Simp.)
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