r) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
- In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
- Having only one dimension.
- Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
- Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.
, from lnea
; see line1OTHER FORMS:line·ar·ly(Adverb)