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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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relating to a line
The exact meaning of linear can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "linear foot" — measured along a straight line (in one dimension)
  • "linear arrangement" — placed along a straight line
  • "linear thinking" — in a clear, straightforward sequence
  • "linear programming" — describing a proportional relationship that can be graphed with a straight line (described mathematically as an equation whose terms are of the first degree)
  • From Roundwood reservoir in county Wicklow of a cubic capacity of 2400 million gallons, percolating through a subterranean aqueduct of filter mains of single and double pipeage constructed at an initial plant cost of 5 pounds per linear yard by way of the Dargle, Rathdown, Glen of the Downs and Callowhill to the 26 acre reservoir at Stillorgan, a distance of 22 statute miles, and thence, through a system of relieving tanks, by a gradient of 250 feet to the city boundary at Eustace...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (7% in)

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