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Linear with respect to each of two variables or positions. Used of functions or equations.


1. (Mathematics) of or referring to two lines
2. (Mathematics) of or relating to a function of two variables that is linear in each independently, as f(x, y) = xy


(baɪˈlɪn i ər)

1. of or pertaining to two lines: bilinear coordinates.
2. of the first degree in each of two variables.
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Adj.1.bilinear - linear with respect to each of two variables or positions
additive, linear - designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
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Monthly surface air tem perature (T2M) and precipitation (PRE) observations at 839 stations provided by the National Meteorological Information Center (NMIC) at the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) were bilinearly interpolated into Io grid cells for the period 1951-2017.
First, each of the model grids was bilinearly interpolated [43,44] to the GPCC grid of 0.5[degrees] x 0.5[degrees] resolution to facilitate direct comparison of the models with the observational data.
If a coordinate does not fall on an integer position then the intensity values are bilinearly interpolated.
Kriging outputs were then bilinearly resampled, cropped and masked to match the standard 80-m-cell grid system of the LASSO prediction maps.
Characteristic orthogonal polynomials in the study of transverse vibrations of nonhomogeneous rectangular orthotropic plates of bilinearly varying thickness.
Characteristic orthogonal of non-homogeneous rectangular polynomials in the study of transverse vibrations orthotropic plates of bilinearly varying thickness, Mechanica 47(1): 175-193.

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