Definition of linearly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    linearly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈlɪniəli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪniərli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a line or in lines The house is a long structure, with rooms linearly arranged.
  2. 2in a way that involves going from one thing to another in a single series of stages The complex narrative structure has a deeper impact than if the story were told linearly.
  3. 3(mathematics) in a way that can be represented by a straight line on a graph Temperatures increased linearly as depths increased.