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## col·lin·e·ar

(kə-lĭn′ē-ər, kŏ-)
1. Passing through or lying on the same straight line.
2. Containing a common line; coaxial.

col·lin′e·ar′i·ty (-ăr′ĭ-tē) n.

## collinear

(kɒˈlɪnɪə)
1. (Mathematics) lying on the same straight line
2. (Mathematics) having a common line
collinearity n

## col•lin•e•ar

(kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ-)

lying in the same straight line.
[1720–30]
col•lin`e•ar′i•ty, n.

## col·lin·e·ar

(kə-lĭn′ē-ər)
Mathematics
1. Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
2. Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 collinear - lying on the same linelinear, one-dimensional - of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear measurement"
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## collinear

[kɒˈlɪnɪəʳ] adj (Math) (points) → collineare
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When the overlapping beams run in a collinear fashion, the modelling of their mutual influence can be accomplished without approximations--relatively quickly and efficiently.
Collinear, a global technology innovator for intelligent wireless connectivity solutions, has announced that Aamir Hussain has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, the company said.
The development used collinear holography, whereby a green and red laser beam are collimated in a single beam.
In one case the three particles are located at the vertices of an equilateral triangle (triangular configuration); in the other case they are located at the same straight line and form a collinear configuration.
There are D points in the plane, none of which are collinear. Lines are drawn completely through each pair of points, and no lines are parallel.
The lateral view of the uninjured wrist will demonstrate a collinear relationship between the metacarpals, capitate, lunate, and radial shaft.
(If we accidentally apply the quadratic form of Lagrange's interpolation formula to three collinear points, the right hand side will gracefully collapse to a linear function.)
On the contrary, the straight line v = -[x.sub.a] u + [y.sub.a] and the straight line v = -[x.sub.b] u + [y.sub.b] where the parameter space in Figure 2(b) intersects at the same point and the collinear points in Figure 2(a) are correspondence [20].
Theoretical calculations of the electronic structure and local magnetic moments of ordered Fe-Al alloys (29-44 at.% Al) within the density functional theory [21] have shown a possibility for the existence in these alloys of three types of magnetic ordering with a small energy difference between the states: the collinear local antiferromagnetic, ferromagnetic alignment, and the spiral spin density wave.
Another example, which will be the focus of this paper, is the transverse dynamic spin susceptibility, which describes spin-flip excitations, including single-particle Stoner excitations as well as collective spin-wave modes, in systems with a collinear magnetic ground state.
Although considerable progresses have been made for stress intensity factors determination of multiple cracks, to accurately describe the effect of the crack interaction on the failure behavior of material is an issue that is not completely resolved, especially for unequal collinear cracks and winged cracks.

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