# linear

[lin-ee-er]

## Origin of linear

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The new stage corresponds to distributed, non-sequential 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

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## linear

## Word Origin for linear

C17: from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines

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## linear

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## linear

[lĭn′ē-ər]

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## linear

[lĭn′ē-ər]

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