lineally lineally

Definition(s):

  • (adv) by an unbroken line of descent

Usage(s):

  • Thus Italians owe to the House of Savoy no such agelong allegiance as Hungarians feel toward the Habsburgs, or Japanese toward their 124th lineally descended Emperor.

Quotes

  • "In computer science there's this term -- an N² problem," explains Koster. "This is where, as you add more things to a system, each new thing interacts with all the existing things so that problems scale exponentially rather than lineally....
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Raph Koster Source: CNN

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