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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,*linepertaining 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**

see 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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