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lineal

(lĭn′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
2. Derived from or relating to a particular line of descent; hereditary.
3. Linear.

lin′e·al·ly adv.
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However, cartography is a model that implies a visual orientation; it invites a gaze that identifies boundaries, however blurred or attractively curved, and produces a bird's-eye view of lineally defined spaces.
In the SVMs when input data can not be lineally separated, they should be mapped into high-dimensional feature spaces, where a linear decision surface discriminating two classes can be designed.
What might prove true for communities linked lineally by a vigorous maritime trade network might not be true for land-based communities scattered across two, rather than one, geographical dimensions.
But it was determined that these deformations increased lineally up to the contact failure.
A little boy who came from her son, who came from her husband, who also came lineally from that golden chain of male to male" (31).
proves] them to be lineally descended in the maternal line from a female African slave; and he must redeliver the black or mulatto person, with the flat nose and woolly hair .
declares himself Epicuri de grege porcus ("A pig from Epicurus's herd") "and held, though he found it difficult to trace the pedigree, that he was lineally descended from the ancient and illustrious Gryllus, who maintained against Ulysses the superior happiness of the life of other animals to that of the life of man" (14).
The Crown too descends lineally to the issue of the reigning monarch, and the preference of males over females is strictly adhered to.
Likewise, black philosemitism, at least in its Christian variety, views Christians of African descent as those who are spiritually and lineally closest to Christ and his Jewish apostles.