[lin-ee-er] /ˈlɪn i ər/
of, consisting of, or using lines:
pertaining to or represented by lines:
extended or arranged in a line:
a linear series.
involving measurement in one dimension only; pertaining to length:
of or relating to the characteristics of a work of art in which forms and rhythms are defined chiefly in terms of line.
having the form of or resembling a line:
Electronics. delivering an output that is directly proportional to the input:
a linear circuit; a linear amplifier.
threadlike; narrow and elongated:
a linear leaf.
of, in, along, or relating to a line
of or relating to length
resembling, represented by, or consisting of a line or lines
having one dimension
designating a style in the arts, esp painting, that obtains its effects through line rather than colour or light and in which the edges of forms and planes are sharply defined Compare painterly
(maths) of or relating to the first degree: a linear equation
narrow and having parallel edges: a linear leaf
1640s, from French linéaire, from Latin linearis “belonging to a line,” from linea “string, line” (see line (n.)). Essentially the same word as lineal; “in Latin linearis the original suffix -alis was dissimilated to -aris, but in Late Latin this rule was no longer productive and the formation or re-formation in -alis remained unchanged.” [Barnhart]. Linear A and Linear B (1902-3) were names given to two related forms of linear Minoan writing discovered 1894-1901 in Crete by Sir Arthur Evans.
linear lin·e·ar (lĭn’ē-ər)
Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
Being or resembling a line.
noun 1. an ancient system of writing, not yet deciphered, inscribed on clay tablets, pottery, and other objects found at Minoan sites on Crete and other Greek islands. noun 1. a hitherto undeciphered script, partly syllabic and partly ideographic, found on tablets and pottery in Crete and dating mainly from the 15th century bc
noun, Physics. 1. an accelerator in which particles are propelled in straight paths by the use of alternating electric voltages that are timed in such a way that the particles receive increasing increments of energy. noun 1. an accelerator in which charged particles are accelerated along a linear path by potential differences applied to a […]
- Linear address space
A memory addressing scheme used in processors where the whole memory can be accessed using a single address that fits in a single register or instruction. This contrasts with a segmented memory architecture, such as that used on the Intel 8086, where an address is given by an offset from a base address held in […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. See under (def 2). [al-juh-bruh] /ˈæl dʒə brə/ noun 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such relations. 2. any of several systems, especially a ring in which elements […]