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nonlinear

adj.1.(Math.) Not depictable graphically as a straight line; not changing by a constant amount for each unit of time, distance, or other independent variable. Opposite of linear.
2.(Math.) Containing variables of greater than the first degree; - of an equation. Opposite of linear.
3.(Physics) Represented by equations containing variables of greater than the first degree; - of physical processes or relationships. Opposite of linear.
Adj.1.nonlinear - designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree
Antonyms:
linear, additive - designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
nonlinear - (Scientific computation) A property of a system whose output is not proportional to its input. For example, a transistor has a region of input voltages for which its output voltage is found by multiplying the input voltage by the gain of the transistor. Outside this region though, the transistor behaves non-linearly, meaning that it does not obey this simple equation. The behaviour of a system containing non-linear components is thus harder to model and to predict.
additive, linear, math, mathematics, maths
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