Definitions for "Linearity"
The variations of a transfer function from the best straight line.
For a speed control system it is the maximum deviation between actual and set speed expressed as a percentage of set speed.
When used in relation to CCD technology it refers to the relationship between exposure time and output signal. Up to certain light levels, as the exposure increases the output signal generated by the CCD should increase in a linear fashion. Above such levels linearity is limited by saturation effects.
The ability to reproduce the same incremental weight reading for a particular sample throughout the weighing range of a balance or scale of a particular sample.
"The linear range of detectability that obeys Beer's Law is dependent on the compound analyzed and detector used. The working sample concentration and samples tested for accuracy should be in the linear range".
The ability to consistently detect the same amount of antigen through multiple serial dilutions. When the sample cannot be detected linearly, interference is usually involved.
The sequential order of events or levels. Linearity is directly related to interactivity. A movie is linear, it has a begining a middle and an end. Generally a movie is only viewed in it's linear order. This makes it non-interactive. In most games a story is intended and some linearity is needed. For example, in StarCraft you can't play the protoss levels unless you have beaten the human levels. This allows plot to be added to the game. (See Also Non-linearity)
In computer and video games, linearity denotes that the objectives of the game must be completed in a fixed sequence, sometimes revealing elements of the plot, in order. Non-linearity means that the player has a selection of options. Gameplay typically combines both linear and non-linear moments, but whole games may be characterized as being mostly linear or non-linear.
The ability of a display device to produce an object the same size anywhere on the screen. For example, poor linearity may show the same line of text one size when it is at the top of the screen, but a different size when it is at the bottom of the screen.
One centimetre should be the same length at any point on the screen. Linearity errors can be seen mainly with dished screens due to unequal horizontal and vertical distances.
The degree to which the actual location of a pixel on the screen corresponds with its intended location. Nonlinearity causes screen images to be more distorted in one area of the screen than in another. This is sometimes caused by poor voltage regulation in the monitor's electronics.
In a narrative, the clear motivation of a series of causes and effects that progress without significant, digressions, delays, or irrelevant actions.
Keywords:  dictates, ccd, twice, exactly, precise
In CCD imaging technology, precise linearity dictates that an object that is twice as bright as another object will appear exactly twice as bright in the resultant image.
The degree to which a set of production or other data has a flat distribution around the centerline, and does not exhibit wide variations in a given time period.
The degree to which performance or response approaches the condition of being linear. Expressed in percent.
In an audio device, the ability accommodate the flow of the original source signal without distorting or altering it in any way. A component is linear if it accurately reproduces the source signal regardless of the signal's frequency.
Keywords:  dimension, property, one
the property of having one dimension
Keywords:  picture, quality, relates
Relates to picture quality.
Keywords:  terminal, base, see
see Terminal Base Linearity