[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, Mathematics. 1. . noun, Mathematics. 1. a set in which a relation, as “less than or equal to,” holds for all pairs of elements of the set.
- Linear map
mathematics (Or “linear transformation”) A function from a vector space to a vector space which respects the additive and multiplicative structures of the two: that is, for any two vectors, u, v, in the source vector space and any scalar, k, in the field over which it is a vector space, a linear map f […]
noun 1. any system for measuring length. 2. any unit used in linear measurement, as the inch, foot, meter, etc. noun 1. a unit or system of units for the measurement of length Also called long measure
noun 1. a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point (one-point perspective) two points (two-point perspective) or several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer imagined in an arbitrarily fixed […]