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Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal.
Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.
(see: Leaf Shapes graphic.)
very narrow in relation to the length, and with the sides parallel.
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A polynomial of first degree.
Pertaining to or represented by lines.
A process is linear if doubling the starting conditions doubles the outcome. For example, the number of new schistosome infections establishing in mice is directly proportional to the number of cercaria the mice are exposed to, over a certain range. Outside this range, the response is nonlinear: there is no longer a direct proportionality. Linear differential equations are ones whose solutions are linear. This property allows us to solve linear differential equations completely: most nonlinear differential equations can't be solved analytically.
designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
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A general term for a system that has an output directly proportional to the input signal.
A process in which inputs generate proportionate output, or a process in which there is no memory.
Aside from its geometric meaning, linear describes systems in which an output is directly proportional to an input. In particular, a linear elastic system is one in which the internal displacements are (at equilibrium) directly proportional to applied forces.
It is a term used for delivering an output which is directly proportional to the input, as in a linear circuit or a linear amplifier.
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A technique in painting concentrating on the lines and contours of a figure.
Emphasizing contour and outline.
A picture where importance has been attached to contours or outlines.
A style of painting where the emphasis is on the outline or contour of an object.
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an interactive sequence designed to be played from beginning to end without branching (qv).
Linear projects play from beginning to endand do not include buttons. An example of a linear project is a slide show or video. Small linear projects with less than 100 objects may be created in one scene and then exported as a QuickTime or AVI file.
A motion video or film sequence designed to be played from beginning to end without stops or branching. Linear usually refers to traditional video or films which are meant to be watched by the viewer passively from beginning to end without interaction.
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adj - Long in one dimension, thin in every other dimension. Examples of linear objects are pencils, rivers, poles, strings, etc. See the chart under tetraspace.