# linear

## Meaning

• 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 .

## Origin

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

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