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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'linear' in Adjectives Frequency: #839
Anagrams of linear
aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail
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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