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**linear**(a = adj.all) additive - designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree;
Derived form
noun linearity**linear**(a = adj.all) one-dimensional - of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear measurement"
Antonyms:
cubic,
planar
**linear**(a = adj.all) analog, analogue - of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; "analogue device"; "linear amplifier"**linear**(s = adj.all) elongate - (of a leaf shape) long and narrow;**linear**(s = adj.all) running - measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot"

Antonym: nonlinear

- Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal. [
*1913 Webster*] - Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf. [
*1913 Webster*] - 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. [*PJC*]"Linear thinkers concluded that by taking the world apart, the actions of people were more predictable and controllable."

1 a of or in lines; in lines rather than masses (linear development). b of length (linear extent).

2 long and narrow and of uniform breadth.

3 involving one dimension only.

Idiom

linear accelerator Physics an accelerator in which particles travel in straight lines, not in closed orbits. Linear B a form of Bronze Age writing found in Crete and parts of Greece and recording a form of Mycenaean Greek: an earlier undeciphered form (Linear A) also exists. linear equation an equation between two variables that gives a straight line when plotted on a graph. linear motor a motor producing straight-line (not rotary) motion by means of a magnetic field.

Derivative

linearity n. linearize v.tr. (also -ise). linearly adv.

Etymology

L linearis f. linea LINE(1)

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