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Definition 1: of or in or along or relating to a line; involving or having a single dimension - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where linear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a linear measurement

Synonyms for linear in the sense of this definition

(linear is similar to ...) lying on the same line

(linear is similar to ...) arranged in a line

(linear is similar to ...) resembling a line

(linear is similar to ...) characterized by a straight line or lines

"rectilinear patterns in wallpaper" "the rectilinear propagation of light"

Definition 2: designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for linear in the sense of this definition

(linear is similar to ...) linear with respect to each of two variables or positions

(linear belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where linear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • analogue device
  • linear amplifier

Synonyms for linear in the sense of this definition

(linear belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

Definition 4: measured lengthwise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where linear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cost of lumber per running foot

Synonyms for linear in the sense of this definition

(linear is similar to ...) running or extending in the direction of the length of a thing

"the lengthwise dimension"

Definition 5: (of a leaf shape) long and narrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for linear in the sense of this definition

(linear is similar to ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

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