# Definitions for linearˈlɪn i ərlin·ear

### Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:5.0 / 1 vote

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"

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

measured lengthwise

"cost of lumber per running foot"

### GCIDERate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

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.

### WiktionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

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 .

7. Linearnoun

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.

8. Etymology: From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).

### Samuel Johnson's DictionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

Composed of lines; having the form of lines.

Etymology: linearis, Latin.

Where-ever it is freed from the sand stone, it is covered with linear striæ, tending towards several centers, so as to compose flat stellar figures. John Woodward, on Fossils.

### WikipediaRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. linear

Linearity is the property of a mathematical relationship (function) that can be graphically represented as a straight line. Linearity is closely related to proportionality. Examples in physics include rectilinear motion, the linear relationship of voltage and current in an electrical conductor (Ohm's law), and the relationship of mass and weight. By contrast, more complicated relationships are nonlinear. Generalized for functions in more than one dimension, linearity means the property of a function of being compatible with addition and scaling, also known as the superposition principle. The word linear comes from Latin linearis, "pertaining to or resembling a line".

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1. linear

Linear generally refers to something arranged in or pertaining to a straight line. It might refer to progress, development, or relationships that are sequential, direct, or follow a clear and logical sequence from one point to another. In mathematics or in context to algebra or geometry, linear implies an equation or function exhibiting a direct proportionality between variables or a sequence with constant difference. In other areas like arts, it may refer to a style that outlines, focuses on distinct contours or disregards effects of color or shading. The meaning can diversify depending on the context it’s used in.

### Webster DictionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

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

3. Etymology: [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. linaire. See 3d Line.]

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### EntomologyRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. Linear

straight; in the form of a right line.

### Surnames Frequency by Census RecordsRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. LINEAR

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Linear is ranked #56710 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The Linear surname appeared 360 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Linear.

81.6% or 294 total occurrences were Black.
8.3% or 30 total occurrences were White.
5% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
4.7% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.

### British National Corpus

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

1. aliner

2. Arline

3. lanier

4. larine

5. nailer

6. renail

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

### Examples of linear in a Sentence

1. The long-term trajectory of connected TV is very strong, if anything, all of this time at home streaming is only going to accelerate that trend, and to be a place where advertisers can reach those audiences that are leaving linear television and becoming streaming only, or streaming dominant, is a great opportunity long term.

2. My dad invited Rudy Kalman to give a lecture at Ames, and when he did, Dad had an epiphany, rudy Kalman had written a paper about a theoretical' linear' solution to estimating a vehicle's location and speed. The problem was that this was a fundamentally' nonlinear' problem ; that's like the difference in complexity between floating down a lazy river and going over a waterfall, where your motion becomes chaotic and unpredictable. My dad then developed the equations for how to solve this nonlinear problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

3. My instincts tell me those viewers who are much younger probably wouldn't have watched it in a linear way because our average age is so much higher on the network.

4. Grief is not a linear process.

5. Investigations are not linear so we are following the leads in front of us. That’s what we’re doing, the investigation is very much ongoing.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

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## Translations for linear

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• lineêr
• خطي
• lineární
• lineær
• linear
• γραμμικός
• unidimensional, lineal
• johdonmukainen, tasasoukka, lineaarinen, suoraviivainen
• linéaire
• lineare
• linear, kegarisan, kegarisanan, garisan, garis
• lineær
• liniowy
• последовательный, линейный
• lineär, linjär
• ரே஖ாவாகும்
• సరళ

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