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  • as innarrow
  • as instraight
  • as instreaked
  • as indirect

synonyms for linear

  • cramped
  • definite
  • limited
  • precarious
  • precise
  • slender
  • slim
  • small
  • thin
  • tight
  • attenuated
  • circumscribed
  • close
  • compressed
  • confining
  • constricted
  • contracted
  • exclusive
  • fine
  • fixed
  • near
  • pent
  • pinched
  • scant
  • scanty
  • select
  • set
  • shrunken
  • spare
  • strait
  • taper
  • tapered
  • tapering
  • determinate
  • exiguous
  • incapacious
  • meager
  • paltry
  • threadlike
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antonyms for linear

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  • fat
  • free
  • giving
  • imprecise
  • indefinite
  • inexact
  • loose
  • open
  • strong
  • unlimited
  • away
  • far
  • poor
  • thick
  • unfixed
  • accepting
  • broad
  • broad-minded
  • generous
  • liberal
  • spendthrift
  • tolerant
  • unconfined
  • unrestricted
  • wasting
  • wide
  • untraditional
  • different
  • disorderly
  • corrupt
  • twisted
  • prone
  • broken
  • unconventional
  • mixed
  • diluted
  • disorganized
  • disordered
  • unjust
  • curved
  • varying
  • changing
  • unfair
  • uneven
  • untrustworthy
  • intermittent
  • indirect
  • dishonest
  • deceitful
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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    How to use linear in a sentence

    Compared to old-school linear cable, streaming TV can be amazingly convenient—except when it comes to deciding which service to sign up for.
    WANT A YEAR OF FREE STREAMING SERVICES? THIS GUIDE HAS YOU COVEREDDZANEMORRISAUGUST 26, 2020FORTUNE
    Note that the use of the cube root implies that polls do not become more accurate at a linear rate, but rather that there is a sharp increase in accuracy toward the end of an election.
    HOW FIVETHIRTYEIGHT’S 2020 PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST WORKS — AND WHAT’S DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF COVID-19NATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    Whether it be linear or streaming, you’re beholden to your agency to deliver reporting to you, and that reporting comes two weeks post-campaign.
    HOW HULU’S SELF-SERVE AD TOOL COULD OPEN STREAMING’S FLOODGATESTIM PETERSONJULY 20, 2020DIGIDAY
    Amazon and Roku are fashioning themselves as playing a role similar to linear TV distributors like Comcast and Charter that serve as the gatekeepers between media companies and their audiences.
    SHUT OUT OF FIRE TV AND ROKU, PEACOCK IS THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF THE ARRIVAL POWER MOVES TO STREAMINGTIM PETERSONJULY 15, 2020DIGIDAY
    Though real magnets are three-dimensional, Ising simplified the situation to a linear chain of arrows, each capable of sensing its two nearest neighbors.
    THE CARTOON PICTURE OF MAGNETS THAT HAS TRANSFORMED SCIENCECHARLIE WOODJUNE 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
    Other matrices perform different kinds of linear transformations, such as reflections, rotations and shears.
    THE ‘USELESS’ PERSPECTIVE THAT TRANSFORMED MATHEMATICSKEVIN HARTNETTJUNE 9, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
    The third area of math that’s extremely widely used is what I would call the heart of algebra, which is linear equations.
    AMERICA’S MATH CURRICULUM DOESN’T ADD UP (EP. 391)STEVEN D. LEVITTOCTOBER 3, 2019FREAKONOMICS
    The child now aims at constructing a particular linear representation, that of a man, a horse, or what not.
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    Curious differences appear in respect of the completeness of this linear noting or enumerating of features.
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    This habit of scribble may persist after a child attempts a linear description of the parts of an object.
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    WORDS RELATED TO LINEAR

    • beeline
    • continuous
    • even
    • horizontal
    • in bee line
    • in straight line
    • linear
    • nonstop
    • not crooked
    • point-blank
    • right
    • shortest
    • straight
    • straight ahead
    • straightaway
    • through
    • true
    • unbroken
    • unswerving
    • continued
    • continuing
    • drawn-out
    • elongated
    • endlong
    • extensive
    • lengthwise
    • linear
    • long
    • long-run
    • long-term
    • longstanding
    • overall
    • prolonged
    • protracted
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