• Having the form of a line; straight or roughly straight; following a direct course.
  • Of or relating to lines.
  • Made, or designed to be used, in a step-by-step, sequential manner.
  • Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
  • Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form y = ax + b .
  • A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension .


Opposite words


  • From Latin līneāris, from līnea + -āris (adjectival suffix). lineal.

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