# Linear meaning

lĭnē-ər

Linear design.

Of or relating to a line or lines.
Narrow and uniform in width, as the leaves of grasses.
(chem.) Having the basic structure of a straight chain.
(math.) Of or involving terms of a linear equation.
Relating to or resembling a line; straight.
Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
(botany) Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins.

A linear leaf.

Having an effect or giving a response directly proportional to stimulus, force, or input.
Designating or of a style of art in which forms are sharply delineated and line is emphasized over color, light and shadow, etc.
Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
(botany) Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins.

A linear leaf.

Being or resembling a line.
A constant progression or force. On a graph, a linear example is a straight line. Contrast with "exponential" or "geometric," which are both nonlinear. For example, a linear set of numbers is 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, etc., each number a constant increase of "2." An exponential progression might be 1, 5, 11, 20, 32, 54, 85, etc., each element a larger difference than the previous one. A doubling is also exponential, such as 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.
(astronomy) Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program.
acronym
(astronomy) A comet, cataloged as “C/1999 S4", discovered on September 27, 1999, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program in New Mexico. (See ) Sometimes spelled LINEAR.
pronoun
The definition of linear is consisting of or using lines.

An example of linear is the length of a section of sidewalk.