nonlinear

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non- +‎ linear

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nonlinear (not comparable)

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

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