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1. Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
a. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
b. Having only one dimension.
3. Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
4. Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.

[Latin līneāris, from līnea, line; see line1.]

lin′e·ar′i·ty (-âr′ĭ-tē) n.
lin′e·ar·ly adv.
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Noun1.linearity - the property of having one dimensionlinearity - the property of having one dimension
dimensionality - the spatial property of having dimensions; "all matter has dimensionality"
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LGC Maine Standards releases VALIDATE Procalcitonin linearity and calibration verification kit, for Roche cobas analyzers, Order Number 403ro.
Peregrine Semiconductor: PE42723 High Linearity RF Switch
POCT user manuals will typically state in one form or another that the linearity of the instrument should be checked before the instrument is used for patients for the first time.
Manufactured on Peregrine's UltraCMOS technology, the HaRP- enhanced single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch features high linearity, leading isolation performance and excellent video feedthrough a combination that is ideal for supporting higher data rates in cable modem termination systems (CMTS), multi-service headends, cable television (CATV) optical transceivers, fiber hubs, optical network terminals, and CATV amplifier modules.
Testing and modeling non-linearity in inflation rate has attracted substantial interest because they outperform their linear rivals in forecasting and also proven presence of non- linearity questions many different theories.
The use of potassium dichromate solvated in dilute perchloric acid is an established method for validating the absorbance scale and linearity of a spectrophotometer in the UV region.
The concept of linearity has, on the other hand, a clear cognitive significance: despite Kaplan's unambiguous statement (2000: 85) that Aristotle linear rhetoric is in no way cognitively superior to non-linear rhetoric, it is obvious that linearity is psychologically interpreted in a more positive key than non-linearity, as clearly reflected in the desire expressed by all to have a linear language.
Over the past few decades, various linearity tests were proposed (Ramsey, 1969; Desoer and Wang, 1980; Billings and Voon, 1983; Brock et al.
We then computed the residuals and tested for linearity using the simple non-parametric test.
The company has added sensor linearity check capabilities to its Model 9155C accelerometer calibration workstation.
The models AP501, AP502, AP503 and AP504 are targeted for driver and final stage amplifier applications where high linearity and high power are primary requirements.
in 1989, ensure exact linearity for the extrapolation from inverse storage lifetimes to the inverse neutron lifetime.