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linear

adjective
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
lin‧e‧ar
1 consisting of lines, or in the form of a straight line:
a linear diagram
2 [only before noun] relating to length:
linear measurements
3MP involving a series of connected events, ideas etc, that move or progress from one stage to the next:
linear thinking
linearly adverb
linearity noun [uncountable]
lateral thinking

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