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|part of speech:
||having to do with a line; straight.
The fence poles were in a linear arrangement.
- similar words:
- even, level
||measured in one dimension; having to do with length.
The runner ran five linear miles.
||linearly (adv.), linearity (n.)
The word linear
contains the following part:
that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
More about this word part:
The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.