As a result Middlesex presents a view of history that is as determinative and linear as you will find in any Greek myth.
But the reasoning only made sense if the tumor grew in a linear, predictable way.
But that was back in the day when the path to the altar was linear and less complicated.
The order of words in a book is dictated by the linear nature of the medium.
The 5.7-acre property has 400 linear feet of ocean frontage.
Pod very long and linear, completely 2-celled by a spongy false partition; seeds crestless.
By linear, or perhaps, more correctly, rectilinear incision.
The linear form in turn died out some six hundred years later.
In these cases the fruits may be united together in a ring or in linear series.
Equations, whether ordinary or partial, can also be classified as linear or non-linear.
1640s, from French linéaire, from Latin linearis "belonging to a line," from linea "string, line" (see line (n.)). Essentially the same word as lineal; "in Latin linearis the original suffix -alis was dissimilated to -aris, but in Late Latin this rule was no longer productive and the formation or re-formation in -alis remained unchanged." [Barnhart]. Linear A and Linear B (1902-3) were names given to two related forms of linear Minoan writing discovered 1894-1901 in Crete by Sir Arthur Evans.
linear lin·e·ar (lĭn'ē-ər)
Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.