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Linear, elongated oblong, more than three times as long as wide.

To this linear perspective is added moreover an atmospheric perspective.

Linear Logic Language, the pitfall of all the old researchers.

The Egyptians do not appear to have made any use of linear perspective.

They ascertain politics as sequential, linear, and deterministic.

They are pure or linear, the latter being a reduction of the former.

By linear, or perhaps, more correctly, rectilinear incision.

Do you notice the two words I have just used, Decision, and Linear?

In these cases the fruits may be united together in a ring or in linear series.

Linear drawing, and pencilling, are designed also to be a part of the course.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French linéaire, from Latin linearis "belonging to a line," from linea "string, line" (see line (n.)). Essentially the same word as lineal; "in Latin linearis the original suffix -alis was dissimilated to -aris, but in Late Latin this rule was no longer productive and the formation or re-formation in -alis remained unchanged." [Barnhart]. Linear A and Linear B (1902-3) were names given to two related forms of linear Minoan writing discovered 1894-1901 in Crete by Sir Arthur Evans.

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