collinear

[ kuh-lin-ee-er, koh- ]
/ kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ- /

adjective

lying in the same straight line.

Nearby words

  1. colligative,
  2. collimate,
  3. collimation,
  4. collimator,
  5. collin,
  6. collingswood,
  7. collingwood,
  8. collins,
  9. collins street farmer,
  10. collins, eddie

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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British Dictionary definitions for collinear

collinear

/ (kɒˈlɪnɪə) /

adjective

lying on the same straight line
having a common line
Derived Formscollinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nouncollinearly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for collinear

collinear

adj.

1863, from col- + linear.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for collinear

collinear

[ kə-lĭnē-ər ]

Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
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