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English definition of “linear”

linear

adjective (CONNECTION)    /ˈlɪn.i.ər/ US  //
involving a series of events or thoughts in which one follows another one directly: These mental exercises are designed to break linear thinking habits and encourage creativity. The movie has a non-linear plot.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive describes a relationship between two things that is direct or clear: Is there a linear relationship between salaries and productivity?Apparent and obviousVisible
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