# Definitions for **linear**ˈlɪn i ər

### This page provides all 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.]

### 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 an RLC circuit, or the mass and weight of an object.

### British National Corpus

Adjectives Frequency

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

### Anagrams of linear »

aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail

# 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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