See also: Linear, LINEAR, and lineär

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin līneāris, from līnea (line) + -āris (adjectival suffix). Doublet of lineal.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪn.i.ɚ/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪn.i.ə/

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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  .
  6. (physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (as opposed to area or volume).

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin līneāris.

AdjectiveEdit

linear (masculine and feminine plural linears)

  1. linear
    Synonym: lineal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin līneāris.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /li.neˈaʁ/, [li.neˈah]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /li.neˈaɾ/, [li.neˈaɾ]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /li.neˈaʁ/, [li.neˈaχ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /li.nɨˈaɾ/, [li.nɨˈaɾ]

  • Hyphenation: li‧ne‧ar

AdjectiveEdit

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)

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Further readingEdit

  • linear” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

RomanianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

linear m or n (feminine singular lineară, masculine plural lineari, feminine and neuter plural lineare)

  1. Alternative form of liniar

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lineˈaɾ/, [li.neˈaɾ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin lineāris.

AdjectiveEdit

linear (plural lineares)

  1. (botany) linear
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin lineāre.

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

  1. to line
  2. to outline, mark out
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