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nonlinearity

[non-lin-ee-ar-i-tee] /ˌnɒn lɪn iˈær ɪ ti/
noun
1.
Mathematics. the quality of a function that expresses a relationship that is not one of direct proportion.
2.
Electricity. deviation of an input-output relationship from one of direct proportionality.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; non- + linearity
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  • Identifying a nonlinearity parameter applicable for guided surface acoustic waves is of current interest to our group.
  • nonlinearity is essentially linked to the stress-strain relation.

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