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Having the form of a line; straight.

square-shaped

Of or relating to lines.

(mathematics) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as $ax^2 + bx + c$.

Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.

(mathematics) of an equation, of the form $ax^2 + bx + c = 0$.

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

(mathematics) of a function, of the form $y = ax^2 + bx + c$.

(mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form $y = ax + b$.

(mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.

(physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension as opposed to area or volume.

‘a linear meter’;

Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square.

Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal.

Tetragonal.

Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.

Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

Thinking in a step-by-step analytical and logical fashion; contrasted with holistic, i.e. thinking in terms of complex interrelated patterns; as, linear thinkers.

‘Linear thinkers concluded that by taking the world apart, the actions of people were more predictable and controllable.’;

an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square

designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

a polynomial of the second degree

of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension;

‘a linear foot’;

of or relating to or resembling a square;

of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input;

‘analogue device’; ‘linear amplifier’;

of or relating to the second power;

of a leaf shape; long and narrow

measured lengthwise;

‘cost of lumber per running foot’;

arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line

‘linear movement’;

consisting of or predominantly formed using lines or outlines

‘simple linear designs’;

involving one dimension only

‘linear elasticity’;

able to be represented by a straight line on a graph

‘linear functions’;