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collinear

[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-]
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adjective
  1. lying in the same straight line.
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Origin of collinear

First recorded in 1720–30; col-1 + linear
Related formscol·lin·e·ar·i·ty, nouncol·lin·e·ar·ly, adverbnon·col·lin·e·ar, adjective
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collinear

adjective
  1. lying on the same straight line
  2. having a common line
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Derived Formscollinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nouncollinearly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for collinear

adj.

1863, from col- + linear.

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collinear in Science

collinear

[kə-lĭnē-ər]
  1. Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
  2. Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
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