# Definitions and Synonyms of *linear* | Another word for *linear* | What is *linear? *

*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 ...) lying on the same line

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

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

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

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

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

*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*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"*