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Meaning of LINEAR

Pronunciation:  'lineeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (electronics) of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; "analogue device"; "linear amplifier"
  2. [adj]  of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear foot"
  3. [adj]  (mathematics) directly proportional
  4. [adj]  measured lengthwise; "cost of lumber per running foot"
  5. [adj]  of a leaf shape; long and narrow

LINEAR is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: additive, analog, analogue, bilinear, collinear, elongate, lengthways, lengthwise, lineal, linelike, one-dimensional, rectilineal, rectilinear, running(a), simple, unsubdivided
 Antonyms: cubic, digital, nonlinear, planar, three-dimensional, two-dimensional



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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