What does linear mean?

Definitions for linear
ˈlɪn i ərlin·ear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linear, additiveadjective

    designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

  2. linear, one-dimensionaladjective

    of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension

    "a linear measurement"

  3. analogue, analog, linearadjective

    of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input

    "analogue device"; "linear amplifier"

  4. linear, elongateadjective

    (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

  5. linear, running(a)adjective

    measured lengthwise

    "cost of lumber per running foot"

GCIDE

  1. Linearadjective

    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

  1. linearadjective

    Having the form of a line; straight.

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

  2. linearadjective

    Of or relating to lines.

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

  3. linearadjective

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

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

  4. linearadjective

    Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

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

  5. linearadjective

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

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

  6. linearadjective

    A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension .

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

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linearadjective

    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.]

  2. Linearadjective

    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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Entomology

  1. Linear

    straight; in the form of a right line.

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams for linear »

  1. aliner, Arline, lanier, larine, nailer, renail

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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. Brandon Riegg:

    Simply put, we know unscripted programming is hugely popular on linear TV, and has been that way for a long time, i think in our efforts to provide that sort of proper breadth and depth of options to the members, it makes sense to have unscripted programming be a part of that.

  2. Joe Primo:

    Grief is not a linear process.

  3. Martin King:

    Since the beginning of the month we've seen the yen slide back against the dollar but the return is far from linear and the intra-day appreciation we're seeing is enough to keep investors on their toes, at present the focus is on Japan's role as host of the G7 summit and pending any egregious missteps there we expect to see a lull in volatility as the market awaits further catalysts.

  4. Stephen Namara:

    In 1994, Signe Mayfield said in The Palo Alto Cultural Center: "A more contained approach to the figure is seen in the lyrical drawing Bend, 1991, by Stephen Namara. In contrast to Neri's expressionistic forms, Namara has depicted the calisthenic stance of the figure in a pure, linear arabesque. An ambient, white light heightens the seductive beauty of the drawing. Its resonance comes from its capacity to act as both an abstract calligraph and Lyrical representation".

  5. Konstantinos Giapis:

    At the time we thought it would be impossible to combine the two oxygen atoms of a CO2 molecule together because CO2is a linear molecule, and you would have to bend the molecule severely for it to work, youre doing something really drastic to the molecule.

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