Origin of collinearcol- (var. of com-) + linear
The definition of collinear is in or sharing the same straight line.
An example of collinear used as an adjective is in the phrase "collinear points," which means points that are on the same line.
- Passing through or lying on the same straight line.
- Containing a common line; coaxial.
- Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
- Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
- lying on the same straight line
- The centres of circles forming a coaxal system are collinear 2.
- A and a are called the "pointers," since they are collinear with, or point to, the pole-star.
- The collinear centres are the three sets of one external and two internal centres, and the three external centres.
- - the sum of the moments of the forces about each of the three points which are not collinear must be zero.
- The origins of these four plane co-ordinate systems may be collinear with the axis of the optical system; and the corresponding axes may be parallel.