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Compared to old-school linear cable, streaming TV can be amazingly convenient—except when it comes to deciding which service to sign up for.

From Fortune

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.

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.

From Digiday

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.

From Digiday

Though real magnets are three-dimensional, Ising simplified the situation to a linear chain of arrows, each capable of sensing its two nearest neighbors.

Lepore has a different, though still linear, metaphor for the history of feminism: “a river, wending.”

He is known to be difficult, because of his love of the Latinate, and his non-linear, digressive, even symphonic, narrative style.

But the reasoning only made sense if the tumor grew in a linear, predictable way.

In his own words it was “the linear equivalent of the sensation of flight.”

I call them Hyperserials: shows with a purer, more intense focus on one linear, series-long plotline.

The child now aims at constructing a particular linear representation, that of a man, a horse, or what not.

Curious differences appear in respect of the completeness of this linear noting or enumerating of features.

This habit of scribble may persist after a child attempts a linear description of the parts of an object.

Now the series treated of in the text agrees with this linear progression in nothing whatever but in being a progression.

She says 'fifteen hundred feet'; the law says she ought t' read 'fifteen hundred linear feet.'


On this page you'll find 164 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to linear, such as: continuous, even, right, straight, true, and beeline.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.