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lin·e·ar

(lin'ē-ăr),
1. Pertaining to or resembling a line.
2. Denoting any concept or structure that connects two points directly.

linear

(lĭn′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
2.
a. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
b. Having only one dimension.
3. Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
4. Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.

lin′e·ar′i·ty (-âr′ĭ-tē) n.
lin′e·ar·ly adv.

linear

[lin′ē·ər]
Etymology: L, linea, line
pertaining to a line or lines, particularly straight lines.

lin·e·ar

(lin'ē-ăr)
Pertaining to or resembling a line.

linear

narrow or slender, particularly with reference to plant parts.

linear

in a line.

linear assessment
a method of expressing an assessment result as a score out of a possible perfect score of 10, or some other number. Used in body condition scoring, showring judging of conformation.
linear dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid teat dip
linear energy transfer
expresses the quality of electronic radiation. It is concerned with the spatial distributions of energy transfers which occur in the tracks of particles as they penetrate matter.
linear program
a management program used to determine the best mix of ingredients or services to be used in a particular situation to maintain the highest level of productivity or profitability or other similar parameter.
linear regression
statistical method used to study the relationship between independent and dependent variables when the dependent variable consists of continuous data.
linear score
for somatic cell counts in milk (SCCs) convert SCC logarithmically from cells per milliliter to a linear score from 0-9. The linear score has a straight line, inverse relationship with milk yield. An increase of one in the linear score is associated with a 400-pound decrease in lactation milk yield or a 1.5 pound drop in daily yield.
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