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collinear

[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-] /kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ-/
adjective
1.
lying in the same straight line.
Origin of collinear
1720-1730
1720-30; col-1 + linear
Related forms
collinearity, noun
collinearly, adverb
noncollinear, adjective
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  • Any errors left over are to be attributed to other causes than the want of collinearity of the axes of object glass and eyepiece.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
British Dictionary definitions for collinearity

collinear

/kɒˈlɪnɪə/
adjective
1.
lying on the same straight line
2.
having a common line
Derived Forms
collinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ) noun
collinearly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for collinearity

collinear

adj.

1863, from col- + linear.

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collinearity in Science
collinear
  (kə-lĭn'ē-ər)   
  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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