### What does **linear** mean?

# Definitions for **linear**

ˈlɪn i ərlin·ear

#### Here are all the 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.

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

### Wiktionary

linear(Adjective)

Having the form of a line; straight.

**Etymology:**From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).linear(Adjective)

Of or relating to lines.

**Etymology:**From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).linear(Adjective)

Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.

**Etymology:**From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).linear(Adjective)

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

**Etymology:**From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).linear(Adjective)

Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form .

**Etymology:**From linearis, from linea + -aris (adjectival suffix).linear(Adjective)

A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension .

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

**Etymology:**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

**Etymology:**[L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. linaire. See 3d Line.]Linear(adj)

like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf

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

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### British National Corpus

Adjectives Frequency

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

### Anagrams for linear »

aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of linear in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**5**

### Examples of linear in a Sentence

The quarter is a reminder that Netflix's cadence of net adds is not

**linear**, but lumpy in nature, the company had lots of new content during the quarter; what it did not have was a major new breakout series.We're not producing this for

**linear**broadcast, we're building this thing for digital distribution, for interactivity, and for moments in show which are built like little clips that will channel through social media.All springs kind of feel the same—you push down on ’em, and they push back a bit; you push down more, and they push back a bigger amount. It’s a

**linear**response, memory foam is more interesting. It contours; you get a much more even distribution of pressure.And what this study emphasizes is that around two cups is a nice balance between

**linear**growth in terms of stature and avoiding problems like obesity and overweight.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' non**linear**' 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 non**linear**problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

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## Translations for **linear**

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- lineêrAfrikaans
- lineárníCzech
- lineærDanish
- linearGerman
- unidimensional, linealSpanish
- lineaarinen, johdonmukainen, suoraviivainen, tasasoukkaFinnish
- linéaireFrench
- lineareItalian
- garis, linear, garisan, kegarisanan, kegarisanMalay
- lineærNorwegian
- liniowyPolish
- линейный, последовательныйRussian
- linjär, lineärSwedish
- సరళTelugu

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