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bilinear

[bahy-lin-ee-er] /baɪˈlɪn i ər/
adjective, Mathematics
1.
of, pertaining to, or having reference to two lines:
bilinear coordinates.
2.
of the first degree in each of two variables, as an equation.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; bi-1 + linear
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Examples from the web for bilinear
  • All digital rotations were done using bilinear interpolation.
  • bilinear interpolation uses known values at corners of a rectangle to compute unknown values within the rectangle.
British Dictionary definitions for bilinear

bilinear

/baɪˈlɪnɪə/
adjective
1.
of or referring to two lines
2.
of or relating to a function of two variables that is linear in each independently, as f(x, y) = xy
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Word Origin and History for bilinear
adj.

also bi-linear, 1851, from bi- + linear. Related: Bilinearly; bilinearity.

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