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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