lying in the same straight line.
Origin of collinear
Related formscol·lin·e·ar·i·ty, nouncol·lin·e·ar·ly, adverbnon·col·lin·e·ar, adjective
First recorded in 1720–30; col-1
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Related Words for collinearshort
Examples from the Web for collinear
Historical Examples of collinear
The cross ratio of a range of four collinear points can now be defined as a number characteristic of that range.
The half-lines r and s are collinear, and together form one complete line.
The collinear centres are the three sets of one external and two internal centres, and the three external centres.
British Dictionary definitions for collinear
Derived Formscollinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nouncollinearly, adverb
lying on the same straight line
having a common line
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Word Origin and History for collinear
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
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