linear definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
    • In, of, explaining, described by, or pertaining to a straight line.
    • Having only one measurement.
    • described as, consists of, or focusing drawn outlines versus painterly results.
    • Botany slim and elongated with almost parallel margins: a linear leaf.
    • getting the as a type of a line; directly.
    • Of or associated with lines.
    • manufactured in a step-by-step, rational fashion.
    • longer and narrow, with almost synchronous edges.
    • Of or associated with a class of polynomial associated with type .
    • A type of length dimension concerning only 1 spatial measurement (in the place of area or volume).
    • Of or regarding a line; consisting of outlines; in a straight path; lineal.
    • Like a line; thin; of the identical breadth throughout, except at the extremities.
    • reasoning in a step-by-step analytical and logical fashion; contrasted with holistic, i.e. thinking in terms of complex interrelated patterns.
    • assessed lengthwise
    • designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    • of or in or along or associated with a line; concerning one measurement
    • (of a leaf shape) long and slim
    • of a circuit or device having an output which proportional towards feedback
  • others:
    • Of or related to a line or outlines; composed or comprising outlines: as, linear drawing; linear perspective.
    • concerning length only; specifically, in math and physics, concerning dimension in one dimension only, or a sum of such dimensions; concerning just right outlines; unidimensional; for the first degree: because, linear numbers; linear measure.
    • In bot., zoöl, and anatomy, like a line or bond; thin; really thin and elongate: as, a linear leaf.
    • In prosody, consisting in or regarding a succession of single verses all the same rhythm and size; stichic: as, linear structure; “Paradise missing” is linear in structure.

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