- 1of or in lines In his art he broke the laws of scientific linear perspective.
- 2 going from one thing to another in a single series of stages Students do not always progress in a linear fashion. The author abandons the conventions of linear narrative and normal chronology. opposite nonlinear
- 3 of length linear measurement (= for example feet, inches, etc.)
- 4(mathematics) able to be represented by a straight line on a graph linear equations
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NAmE//ˌlɪniˈærət̮i//noun [uncountable] She abandoned the linearity of the conventional novel.
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