- Mathematics. the quality of a function that expresses a relationship that is not one of direct proportion.
- Electricity. deviation of an input-output relationship from one of direct proportionality.
Origin of nonlinearity
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Examples from the Web for nonlinearity
Fredrickson then suggests that this counts as general evidence of nonlinearity in the effects of positivity.Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study
August 16, 2013