Nonlinear Definition

nŏn-lĭnē-ər
non-linear
adjective
Not in a straight line.
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Occurring as a result of an operation that is not linear.
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Containing a variable with an exponent other than one. Used of an equation.
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Of or relating to a system of equations whose effects are not proportional to their causes. Such a set of equations can be chaotic.
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Of or relating to a device whose behavior is described by a set of nonlinear equations and whose output is not proportional to its input.
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Origin of Nonlinear

  • non- +"Ž linear

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