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linear

adjective uk   /ˈlɪn.i.ər/  us   //

linear adjective (LINES)

consisting of or to do with lines: a linear diagram

linear adjective (LENGTH)

linear adjective (CONNECTION)

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. A linear relationship between two things is direct or clear: Is there a linear relationship between salaries and productivity?
Translations of “linear”
in Chinese (Traditional) 線, 線的,直線的,線性的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 线, 线的,直线的,线性的…
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