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### Meaning of LINEAR

 Pronunciation: 'lineeur WordNet Dictionary Definition: [adj]  (electronics) of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; "analogue device"; "linear amplifier" [adj]  of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear foot" [adj]  (mathematics) directly proportional [adj]  measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot" [adj]  of a leaf shape; long and narrow LINEAR is a 6 letter word that starts with L. Synonyms: Antonyms: Webster's 1913 Dictionary Definition: ```\Lin"e*ar\ (-[-e]*[~e]r), a. [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]aire. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal. 2. (Bot.) Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf. {Linear differential equation} (Math.), an equation which is of the first degree, when the expression which is equated to zero is regarded as a function of the dependent variable and its differential coefficients. {Linear equation} (Math.), an equation of the first degree between two variables; -- so called because every such equation may be considered as representing a right line. {Linear measure}, the measurement of length. {Linear numbers} (Math.), such numbers as have relation to length only: such is a number which represents one side of a plane figure. If the plane figure is a square, the linear figure is called a root. {Linear problem} (Geom.), a problem which may be solved geometrically by the use of right lines alone. {Linear transformation} (Alg.), a change of variables where each variable is replaced by a function of the first degree in the new variable. ``` Biology Dictionary Definition: Very narrow in relation to the length, and with the sides parallel. Video Dictionary Definition: The layout of audio and video scenes in a continuous length of tape. Working with linear video is slower than with non-linear footage, because the operator must fast forward or rewind to search for scenes. Thesaurus Terms Related Terms: arrowlike, catenary, consecutive, dead straight, direct, even, flat, high-water mark, horizontal, in a line, level, lineal, load waterline, ordinal, Plimsoll line, Plimsoll mark, progressive, rectilineal, rectilinear, right, ruler-straight, sequent, sequential, serial, seriate, smooth, straight, straight-cut, straight-front, straight-side, streamlined, successional, successive, tidemark, true, unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, uninterrupted, unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical, waterline, watermark