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superlinear (comparative more superlinear, superlative most superlinear)
- Above a line.
- (especially mathematics) Describing a function (or rate of growth, etc) that eventually grows faster than any linear one.
- 2006, Nazim H. Madhavji; Juan Fernandez-Ramil; Dewayne Perry, Software Evolution and Feedback: Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 187:
- […] in their study of Mono (a F/OSS implementation of Microsoft's .NET services, libraries and interfaces), their measurements indicate superlinear growth rate in the code size and the number of code updates that are committed […]
describing a function that eventually grows faster than any linear one