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linearity

[lin-ee-ar-i-tee] /ˌlɪn iˈær ɪ ti/
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
1740-1750
1740-50; linear + -ity
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  • 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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