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:   additive, analog, analogue, bilinear, collinear, elongate, lengthways, lengthwise, lineal, linelike, onedimensional, rectilineal, rectilinear, running(a), simple, unsubdivided 

 Antonyms:   cubic, digital, nonlinear, planar, threedimensional, twodimensional   
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 nonlinear 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, highwater mark, horizontal, in a line, level, lineal, load waterline, ordinal, Plimsoll line, Plimsoll mark, progressive, rectilineal, rectilinear, right, rulerstraight, sequent, sequential, serial, seriate, smooth, straight, straightcut, straightfront, straightside, streamlined, successional, successive, tidemark, true, unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, uninterrupted, unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical, waterline, watermark 
 

