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"linear" in British English

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linearadjective

uk   /ˈlɪn.i.ər/ us   /ˈlɪn.i.ɚ/
(Definition of linear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"linear" in American English

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linearadjective

us   /ˈlɪn·i·ər/
  • linear adjective (LENGTH)

[not gradable] relating to length, rather than area or volume: This carpet costs $12 per linear foot.
  • linear adjective (REASONABLE)

(esp. of stories or ideas) continuing in a clear and reasonable way from one part to the next: The book offers excitement, linear plot development, and dramatic descriptions.
  • linear adjective (LONG MARK)

[not gradable] consisting of or related to straight lines: The garden has very linear paths.
(Definition of linear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"linear" in Business English

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linearadjective

uk   /ˈlɪniər/ us  
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)
Translations of “linear”
in Chinese (Simplified) 线, 线的,直线的,线性的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 線, 線的,直線的,線性的…
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