nonlineal

lineal

[lin-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
being in the direct line, as a descendant or ancestor, or in a direct line, as descent or succession.
2.
of or transmitted by lineal descent.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin līneālis. See line1, -al1

lineally, adverb
multilineal, adjective
nonlineal, adjective
unlineal, adjective
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lineal (ˈlɪnɪəl)
 
adj
1.  being in a direct line of descent from an ancestor
2.  of, involving, or derived from direct descent
3.  a less common word for linear
 
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin līneālis, from Latin līnealine1]
 
'lineally
 
adv

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lineal
late 14c., from Fr. lineal, from L.L. linealis, from linea (see line (n.)).
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