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used in Moby Dick

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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)
  • In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (54% in)
  • Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.
    Chapters 67-69 -- Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (60% in)

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