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lin·e·ar  audio  (ln-r) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.
    1. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
    2. Having only one dimension.
  2. Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.
  3. Botany Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins: a linear leaf.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin lneris, from lnea, line ; see line1

OTHER FORMS:
line·ar·ly(Adverb)


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