Antonyms for linear

looping, compound, corkscrew, curved, coiling, Zigzagging, flattened, two-dimensional, twined, coplanar, curling, boxy, looped, serpentine, cubelike, spiral, zigzag, Twining, rounded, crosswise, Swirled, coiled, blockish, tabular, Kinked, cube-shaped, isometric, curled, involute, screwlike, crazy, curving, winding, cubical, bowed, boxlike, blocky, twisting, platelike, solid, meandering, warped, nonlinear, cuboidal, devious, tortuous, cubiform, planar, wavy, spiraling, cubic, cuboid, twisted, three-dimensional, curvy, bending, helical, flat, sinuous, turning, crooked, turned, digital, veering, entwined, placoid, weaving, planate.

Quotes of linear

  1. I've never been convinced that experience is linear circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it. – Toni Cade Bambara
  2. I feel that I communicate best when I am not deliberately being linear Along this same line, I feel some of the best sermons I've ever heard were in the theatre rather than the pulpit- as, for example, in the Theatre of the Absurd. – Malcolm Boyd
  3. Narrative is linear but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking. – Ann Coulter
  5. Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality. – Stanislav Grof
  6. I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  7. I thin many people's deviant behavior starts with dreams because dreams are so non -linear... as if there's an assumption that everything has to be linear or has to be plotted. – Robyn Hitchcock
  8. No, absolutely not, writing doesn't have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking. – Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  9. Well, the security business has been growing. I think security is one of those areas where it's to some degree not linear but maybe exponential growth. – Sanjay Kumar
  10. I have a different way of thinking. I think synergistically. I'm not linear in thinking, I'm not very logical. – Imelda Marcos
  11. As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place. – Christopher Nolan
  12. Well, let's assume the world is linear If we required a certain amount of troops per 25, 000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq. – Eric Shinseki
  13. Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi. – Larry Wall
  14. My nature is to be linear and when I'm not, I feel really proud of myself. – Cynthia Weil

Usage examples for linear

  1. In many other vertical linear sections of the same series, of course corresponding beds will occur in a similar order." – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. Of these deposits, one contained tablets written in hieroglyphic; but the rest were in the linear script, 'a highly developed form, with regular divisions between the words, and for elegance scarcely surpassed by any later form of writing. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie
  3. The amount of heat that is transferred across any surface is usually expressed as a product, of which one factor is the slope or linear rate of change in temperature and the other is the amount of heat transferred per unit's difference in temperature in unit's length. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  4. Besides the above banks which skirt the shores of the island, there is on the eastern side a range of linear banks, similarly constituted, twenty miles in length, extending parallel to the coast line, and separated from it by a space between two and four miles in width, and from five to fifteen fathoms in depth. – Coral-Reefs by Darwin, Charles
  5. Leaves: Small, linear alternately scattered along stem, or oblong in pairs or threes on leafy sterile shoots. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  6. They form linear series with few lateral branches. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  7. On the eastern side of the atoll some of the banks are linear and parallel, resembling islets in a great river, and pointed directly towards a great breach on the opposite side of the atoll; these are best seen in the large published chart. – Coral-Reefs by Darwin, Charles
  8. A widely distributed native plant, of dwarf growth, with linear oblong, hairy leaves, and usually yellow flowers. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster
  9. Where a territory is marked by a network of creeks and sloughs, and the intermediate land is marsh, the linear comparisons become impossible. – The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California by Sherburne F. Cook
  10. Being nocturnal in their habits, the pupil of the eye, instead of being circular as in the diurnal species, is linear and vertical like that of the cat. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  11. Corolla, 5 thick petals, linear much longer than the calyx. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  12. The median is obtained by arranging the values in linear series from the smallest to the greatest and taking the middle one. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. Flowers clustered in small heads, the calyx pale green, and the long linear petals almost pure white. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster
  14. If so, the number of villages per linear river mile must have been very nearly the same. – The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California by Sherburne F. Cook
  15. The microscope and other means of scientific observation assure us that the chalk- beds of England and of France, the coral reefs of marine waters in warm climates, vast calcareous and silicious deposits in the sea and in many fresh- water ponds, the common polishing earths and slates, and many species of apparently dense and solid rock, are the work of the humble organisms of which I speak, often, indeed, of animaculae so small as to become visible only by the aid of lenses magnifying thousands of times the linear measures. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  16. In early attempts, says Herbert Spencer, to arrange organic beings in some systematic matter, we see at first a guidance by conspicuous and simple characters, and a tendency toward arrangement in linear order. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  17. Leaves: Upper ones small, narrow, linear lower ones broader, lance- shaped, rolled backward, more or less woolly beneath. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  18. Where volcanic heat, therefore, operates at such a depth as not to obtain vent at the surface, in the form of an eruption, it may nevertheless be conceived to give rise to upheavals, foldings, and faults in certain linear tracts. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  19. In order that the situation and character of the principal mineral deposits in California may be ascertained, I recommend that a geological and mineralogical exploration be connected with the linear surveys, and that the mineral lands be divided into small lots suitable for mining and be disposed of by sale or lease, so as to give our citizens an opportunity of procuring a permanent right of property in the soil. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

Rhymes for linear

  • skinnier;