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Linear

## English

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### Etymology

From Latin l?ne?ris, from l?nea ("line") + -?ris (adjectival suffix).

### Pronunciation

• (US) (key): /'l?n.i.?/
•  Audio (US) (file)
• (UK) (key): /'l?n.i.?/

linear (comparative more linear, superlative most linear)

1. Having the form of a line; straight or roughly straight; following a direct course.
• 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, "Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers", in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 4:
The route taken does not have to be a perfectly straight line, just so long as it is linear and is followed consistently for each transect taken.
2. Of or relating to lines.
3. Made, or designed to be used, in a step-by-step, sequential manner.
a linear medium
4. (botany, of leaves) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
5. (mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form ${\displaystyle y=ax+b}$.
6. (physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (as opposed to area or volume).

#### Translations

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## Catalan

### Etymology

From Latin l?ne?ris.

linear (masculine and feminine plural linears)

1. linear
Synonym: lineal

## Portuguese

### Etymology

From Latin l?ne?ris.

linear m or f (plural lineares, comparable)

1. linear (having the form of a straight line)
2. (mathematics) linear (being a first-degree polynomial)
3. linear (made in a step-by-step, logical manner)

#### Related terms

• "linear" in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

## Spanish

### Pronunciation

• (key): /line'a?/

### Etymology 1

From Latin line?ris.

linear (plural lineares)

1. (botany) linear

### Etymology 2

From Latin line?re.

#### Verb

linear (first-person singular present lineo, first-person singular preterite lineé, past participle lineado)

1. to line
2. to outline, mark out