linear linear  /ˈlɪ ni ər/


  1. (adj) designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
  2. (adj) of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
  3. (adj) of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
  4. (adj) (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
  5. (adj) measured lengthwise


  1. Before the Karmarkar method, linear equations could be solved only in a cumbersome fashion, ironically known as the simplex method, devised by Mathematician George Dantzig in 1947.
  2. Voicemail is organized in a similarly linear fashion.
  3. Instead of linear back-and-forth movements, GXS offers more than a hundred variations, most of them circular and three-dimensional.


  1. Agree To Buy Linear Technology At $31, Earn 5.8% Annualized

    Investors considering a purchase of Linear Technology Corp. (NASD: LLTC) stock, but cautious about paying the going market price of $36.16/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the February 2014 put at the $31 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.20. Collecting ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Programmable Linear Hall ICs suit automotive applications.

    Model A1388LLHLX-2-T linear ICs feature magnetic input sensitivity of 2.5 mV/G, and A1389LLHLX-9-T units have 9 mV/G sensitivity, both with refresh rate of 20 KHz. Featuring -9 mV/G sensitivity, A1389LLHLX-RP9-T ICs provide output noise of 15 mV (p-p) at their programmed sensitivity level. All three ICs are available in SOT-23W SMT package and are suited for automotive and industrial markets ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Linear Sees Technology Ruling Residents’ Roosts

    Linear LLC is banking on the convergence of wireless connectivity and security to take its sales to the next level. The Carlsbad-based maker of garage door opener systems and other products recently acquired 2Gig Technologies, a fast-growing Utah company that makes home security and automation systems.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: San Diego Business Journal


  • Jana Bennett, director of BBC Vision, said: "This heralds a new era when viewers will have the freedom to watch programs from the BBC's linear TV channels when they want."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Jana Bennett Source: Xinhua

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