linearity [lin-ee-ar-i-tee] ExamplesWord Originnoun, plural lin·e·ar·i·ties.
- the property, quality, or state of being linear.
- Television. the accuracy with which the shapes in a televised image are reproduced on the screen of a receiving set.
- Electronics. the measure of the extent to which a certain response is directly proportional to the applied excitation.
Origin of linearity First recorded in 1740–50; linear + -ity Related Words for linearity period, breadth, term, mileage, span, diameter, stretch, section, space, portion, height, width, range, magnitude, limit, duration, radius, piece, segment, dimension Examples from the Web for linearity Historical Examples of linearity
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.
Linearity: relation among dependent phenomena that can be described through a linear function.