# bilinear

bi·lin·e·ar

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## bilinear

adjective

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(*not comparable*)

- (mathematics, of a function in two variables) Linear (preserving linear combinations) in each variable.
*The function f(x,y)=xy is bilinear, because f(ax+bu,y)=a·f(x,y)+b·f(u,y) and f(x,ay+bv)=a⋅f(x,y)+b·f(x,v) for all values.*

- (physics) Relating to or consisting of two linear functions.
*bilinear isotropic hardening*

(*plural* bilinears)

- (mathematics) A bilinear function

From *bi-* + *linear*.

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bilinear. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/bilinear