# 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. 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.

### 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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