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collinear

[kuh-lin-ee-er, koh-] /kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ-/
adjective
1.
lying in the same straight line.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; col-1 + linear
Related forms
collinearity, noun
collinearly, adverb
noncollinear, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for collinearly

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 collinearly

collinear

adj.

1863, from col- + linear.

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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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