collinear

[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-]
adjective
lying in the same straight line.

Origin:
1720–30; col-1 + linear

collinearity, noun
collinearly, adverb
noncollinear, adjective
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collinear (kɒˈlɪnɪə)
 
adj
1.  lying on the same straight line
2.  having a common line
 
collinearity
 
n
 
col'linearly
 
adv

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collinear
1863, from co- + linear.
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collinear   (kə-lĭn'ē-ər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.

  2. Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.


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Example sentences
Three nearly collinear triples are used for smoothing at the center point of this figure.
Real and virtual contributions are have collinear and soft divergences which cancel in the sum.
All three magnetic structures are non-collinear, and possess different chiral symmetries as shown below.
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