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# nonlinearity

[ non-lin-ee-ar-i-tee ]

/ ËŒnÉ’n lÉªn iËˆÃ¦r Éª ti /

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noun

Mathematics. the quality of a function that expresses a relationship that is not one of direct proportion.

Electricity. deviation of an input-output relationship from one of direct proportionality.

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## Words nearby nonlinearity

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## How to use nonlinearity in a sentence

Significantly, the nonlinearity of the equation led to a fascinating new web of mathematics in which algebraic geometry, topology, differential geometry and analysis are beautifully entwined, now with physics in the mix as well.

The team proved that for a particular range of nonlinearity, their method could truncate that infinite list and solve the equations.

New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations|Max G. Levy|January 5, 2021|Quanta MagazineSince the particles are all interconnected, each particleâ€™s behavior influences the rest, feeding back to that particle in a loop characteristic of nonlinearity.

New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations|Max G. Levy|January 5, 2021|Quanta MagazineFredrickson then suggests that this counts as general evidence of nonlinearity in the effects of positivity.

Barbara Fredricksonâ€™s Bestselling â€˜Positivityâ€™ Is Trashed by a New Study|Will Wilkinson|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST