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- n. The state of being linear.
- n. A relationship between several quantities which can be considered as proportional and expressed in terms of linear algebra, or any mathematical property of a relationship, operation or function that is analogous to such proportionality, satisfying additivity and homogeneity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being linear.
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- n. the property of having one dimension
After that the deviation from linearity is increasingly large.
Where formal gardens find beauty in linearity, English gardens use undulating lines.
The subjective non-linearity is obvious: the difference between probabilities of
This alien race can see in four dimensions (the fourth being time, of course), and so they understand that linearity is an illusion – every moment of a person’s life is happening at the same time, always.
Author Ken Robinson, in a recent TED talk, decries this accepted notion of college-as-consumption, referring to it as "the idea of linearity" in education, that "it starts here, and you go through a track, and if you do everything right, you'll end up set for the rest of your life."
The only assumption is linearity, which is always a reasonable assumption for small perturbations.
It will push a certain amount of linearity, which is inevitable, but I think it's really important to sell those experiences and for the player to get as deep as they can.
So you're just saying the linearity was a little better than you've seen in the more recent quarters, if not a typical quarter.
I guess at the beginning, maybe they thought that there was some kind of linearity; that they could go from a gene to a gene product to a diagnostic or a treatment.
Can you talk a little bit about capacity utilization within your facility, design activity going forward and your view on kind of linearity of the quarter?