linearity

[lin-ee-ar-i-tee]
noun, plural linearities.
1.
the property, quality, or state of being linear.
2.
Television. the accuracy with which the shapes in a televised image are reproduced on the screen of a receiving set.
3.
Electronics. the measure of the extent to which a certain response is directly proportional to the applied excitation.

Origin:
1740–50; linear + -ity

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linear (ˈlɪnɪə)
 
adj
1.  of, in, along, or relating to a line
2.  of or relating to length
3.  resembling, represented by, or consisting of a line or lines
4.  having one dimension
5.  Compare painterly designating a style in the arts, esp painting, that obtains its effects through line rather than colour or light and in which the edges of forms and planes are sharply defined
6.  maths of or relating to the first degree: a linear equation
7.  narrow and having parallel edges: a linear leaf
8.  electronics
 a.  (of a circuit, etc) having an output that is directly proportional to input: linear amplifier
 b.  having components arranged in a line
 
[C17: from Latin līneāris of or by means of lines]
 
linearity
 
n
 
'linearly
 
adv

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Example sentences
Early on, there's lot of linearity to the combat-focused levels.
Linearity, even when plotted on log paper, is an approximation that is only valid over a limited dynamic range.
Flickering effects in plasma discharges are normal because of the non-linearity in its current carrying ability.
When combined with non-linearity, the possibility of getting a result to three-sigma go out of the window.
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