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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 of linearity
1740-1750
1740-50; linear + -ity
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  • linearity: relation among dependent phenomena that can be described through a linear function.

  • linearity is effectively supplanted by non-linear descriptions of the many interlocking factors at work.

  • Industrial markets are optimally served by the sequential nature of literacy and the linearity inherent in its structure.

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