Associations to the word «Nonlinear»


NONLINEAR, adjective. (of a set of points) not lying on a straight line
NONLINEAR, adjective. (chemistry) (of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line
NONLINEAR, adjective. (mathematics) (of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one
NONLINEAR, adjective. (of a system) whose output is not directly proportional to its input
NONLINEAR, adjective. Erratic and unpredictable; tending to jump back and forth

Dictionary definition

NONLINEAR, adjective. Designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats