- r by an unbroken line of descent
she is related lineally to the Royal Family
- 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.
- Raph Koster in CNN
In computer science there's this term -- an NÂ² 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....