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Linear vs. Quadratic — What's the Difference?

Linear vs. Quadratic — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Linear and Quadratic

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Linear

Arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line
Linear movement
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Quadratic

Of, relating to, or containing quantities of the second degree.
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Linear

Progressing from one stage to another in a single series of steps; sequential
A linear narrative
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Quadratic

Square-shaped
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Linear

Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
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Quadratic

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

In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
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Quadratic

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

Having only one dimension.
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Quadratic

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

Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
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Quadratic

(mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
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Linear

(Botany) Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins
A linear leaf.
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Quadratic

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

Having the form of a line; straight or roughly straight; following a direct course.
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Quadratic

Tetragonal.
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Linear

Of or relating to lines.
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Quadratic

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

Made, or designed to be used, in a step-by-step, sequential manner.
A linear medium
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Quadratic

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

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
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Quadratic

A polynomial of the second degree
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Linear

(mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form y = ax + b . Category:en:Polynomials
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Quadratic

Of or relating to or resembling a square;
Quadratic shapes
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Linear

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

Of or relating to the second power;
Quadratic equation
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Linear

(radio slang) linear amplifier.
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Linear

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

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

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.
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Linear

Designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
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Linear

Of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension;
A linear foot
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Linear

Of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input;
Analogue device
Linear amplifier
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Linear

Of a leaf shape; long and narrow
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Linear

Measured lengthwise;
Cost of lumber per running foot
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