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English definition of “linear”

linear

adjective
 
 
/ˈlɪniər/
involving a series of events or thoughts in which one follows another directly: These mental exercises are designed to break linear thinking habits.
direct and clear: Is there a linear relationship between salaries and productivity?
(Definition of linear from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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