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1. Collinear.
2. Genetics
a. Characterized by correspondence between the linear sequence of nucleotides in a gene and the linear sequence of amino acids in the protein coded for by that gene.
b. Characterized by correspondence between the linear sequence of genes in a chromosome and another spatial or temporal sequence, such as the order of expression of the genes.

co·lin′e·ar′i·ty (-ăr′ĭ-tē) n.


(kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ-)

lying in the same straight line.
col•lin`e•ar′i•ty, n.
col•lin′e•ar•ly, adv.
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PBS is a flexible polymer where all possible internal rotations occur about covalent bonds in the main chain, so that the local motions probably consist, as explained before, of internal rotations in very small and independent segments of the main chain, or some crankshaft-like rotations about two colinear chain bonds.
If all volumes of a journal were made openly accessible after the same embargo period, the open-access indicator would be completely colinear with the volume's age.
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Although numerous mechanisms have been proposed to account for global patterns of influenza seasonality, distinguishing the causal relationships from colinear and confounding associations has proved overwhelming.
To construct the stereo camera, the researchers positioned the two IR LED cameras side by side, such that the two focal rays of the lenses are parallel and perpendicular to the stereo baseline, and the image planes of both lenses are colinear.
Two colinear "mouseholes" located at opposite ends capture each main duct passing through the handhole.
To compare the orientations of two unit vectors, it is convenient to compute their scalar product: when the two vectors u and v are almost colinear (resp.
Additional analyses (not shown) confirmed the study variables were not colinear with the MCHB's definitions.
f](t, [omega]) are colinear for almost all (t, [omega]) [member of] [0, [1/2]) x [0, 1).
ki] may be highly colinear making it difficult to separately identify [[beta].
Both the force platform and visual enclosure could be rotated about an axis colinear with the ankle joints, in direct proportion to anteroposterior sway, to manipulate visual and somatosensory information giving inaccurate orientation information.