Definition of linear:
extended, outstretched, narrow, analog, extended in a line, continuing, threadlike, unsubdivided, analogue, unintermitting, collinear, running, looking like a line, undeviating, in the direction of a line, resembling a thread, linelike, additive, lineal, lined, lengthways, unidimensional, bilinear, lengthwise, rectilineal, simple, rectilinear, direct, elongate, one-dimensional, straight, successive.
- "The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines", T. H. Pardo de Tavera.
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", Darwin, Charles.
- "A Text-Book of the History of Painting", John C. Van Dyke.