Definitions for linearly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lin•e•arˈlɪn i ər(adj.)

  1. of, consisting of, or using lines:

    linear design.

  2. pertaining to or represented by lines:

    linear dimensions.

  3. extended or arranged in a line:

    a linear series.

  4. involving measurement in one dimension only.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  5. of or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art defined chiefly in terms of line.

    Category: Fine Arts

  6. having the form of or resembling a line:

    linear nebulae.

  7. 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: Math

  8. narrow and elongated.

    Category: Botany

Origin of linear:

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. linearly(adverb)

    in a linear manner

    "linearly polarized radiation"; "it grew linearly"


  1. linearly(Adverb)

    In a linear manner.

  2. linearly(Adverb)

    In a straight line.

  3. linearly(Adverb)

    In the manner of a linear function.

    The effect related linearly to the amount of causative agent added.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linearly(adverb)

    in a linear manner; with lines


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