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linear equation
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system.
2.
any equation such that the sum of two solutions is a solution, and a constant multiple of a solution is a solution.
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Origin of
linear equation
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1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for
linear equation
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linear equation
noun
1.
a polynomial equation of the first degree, such as
x
+
y
= 7
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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linear equation
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linear equation
An algebraic equation, such as
y
= 4
x
+ 3, in which the variables are of the first degree (that is, raised only to the first power). The graph of such an equation is a straight line.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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