linear
[lineeer]

adjective
Origin of linear
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The new stage corresponds to distributed, nonsequential forms of human activity, nonlinear dependencies.
The Civilization of IlliteracyMihai Nadin
The frequency distribution of breeding activity in birds is described by a nonlinear curve (a normal distribution is nonlinear).
The Breeding Birds of KansasRichard F. Johnston
Let us assume that each of the environmental variables is a nonlinear oscillator, as is probable.
The Breeding Birds of KansasRichard F. Johnston
nonlinear
adjective
linear
adjective
Word Origin for linear
C17: from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines
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linear
[lĭn′ēər]
adj.
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[lĭn′ēər]
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