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linear

[ lin-ee-er ]
/ ˈlɪn i ər /
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adjective
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Origin of linear

First recorded in 1635–45; from Latin līneāris “of, belonging to lines”; see line1, -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM linear

lin·e·ar·ly, adverbnon·lin·e·ar, adjectivesub·lin·e·ar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for linear

linear
/ (ˈlɪnɪə) /

adjective

Derived forms of linear

linearity (ˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nounlinearly, adverb

Word Origin for linear

C17: from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines
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Medical definitions for linear

linear
[ lĭnē-ər ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for linear

linear
[ lĭnē-ər ]

Being or resembling a line.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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