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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.
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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.
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lin·e·ar

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

narrow or slender, particularly with reference to plant parts.
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In these he was carrying on ideas from the linear scores that had come earlier.