superlinear

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Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ linear

Adjective[edit]

superlinear (comparative more superlinear, superlative most superlinear)

  1. Above a line.
  2. (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 []

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