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linear equation

n.
An algebraic equation, such as y = 2x + 7 or 3x + 2y - z = 4, in which the highest degree term in the variable or variables is of the first degree. The graph of such an equation is a straight line if there are two variables.
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linear equation

n
(Mathematics) a polynomial equation of the first degree, such as x + y = 7
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lin′ear equa′tion


n.
a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system.
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Noun1.linear equation - a polynomial equation of the first degree
equation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
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