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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke