noun, Mathematics. (of mathematical quantities)
a sum of products of each quantity times a constant:
The expression aX + bY + cZ is a linear combination of X, Y, and Z, where a, b, and c are constants.
noun, Mathematics. 1. (in linear algebra) the property of a set of elements in a vector space in which at least one of the vectors in the set can be written as a linear combination of the others.
noun, Mathematics. 1. an equation involving derivatives in which the dependent variables and all derivatives appearing in the equation are raised to the first power.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system. 2. any equation such that the sum of two solutions is a solution, and a constant multiple of a solution is a solution. noun 1. a polynomial equation of the first degree, such as x […]
noun 1. Statistics, Mathematics. extrapolation using a linear equation to estimate the value of a variable or function outside the tabulated or observed range.