Definition of Linear:

  1. Progressing from one stage to another in a single series of steps; sequential.

  2. Resembling a straight line; having only one dimension (length).

  3. Equation which, when plotted on a graph, traces a straight line instead of a curve. See also linear function and linearity. Not to be confused with lineal.

  4. Arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.

Synonyms of Linear

Unswerving, Undeviating, Linear, Direct, As straight as an arrow, Uncurving, Unbending, Plimsoll line, Plimsoll mark, Arrowlike, Catenary, Consecutive, Dead straight, Direct, Even, Flat, High-water mark, Horizontal, In a line, Level, Lineal, Load waterline, Ordinal, Progressive, Rectilineal, Rectilinear, Right, Ruler-straight, Sequent, Sequential, Serial, Seriate, Smooth, Straight, Straight-cut, Straight-front, Straight-side, Streamlined, Successional, Successive, Tidemark, True, Unbending, Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken, Uncurved, Undeflected, Undeviating, Undistorted, Uninterrupted, Unswerving, Unturned, Upright, Vertical, Waterline, Watermark

How to use Linear in a sentence?

  1. Linear movement.
  2. When Dave examined the revenue reports of his new business, he was pleased to find that profits had been rising in a linear fashion.
  3. Make sure you line up the support beam linear to the other support beam next to the cornerstone. Or else the house will collapse.
  4. There is an almost linear relationship between people who smoke cigarettes and the occurrence of lung cancer, meaning there is probably a strong correlation between the two.
  5. A linear narrative.

Meaning of Linear & Linear Definition