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collinear Line breaks: col|lin¦ear
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪnɪə/

Definition of collinear in English:


(Of points) lying in the same straight line.
Example sentences
  • But the Spread Law and Cross Law are uncredited as equivalents of the sine and cosine rules, and the Triple Quad Formula for collinearity as an equivalent of Heron's formula (three points are collinear if they make a triangle of zero area).
  • The upper intercept defined by the six collinear points is 610.4 + 0.9 / - 0.7 Ma and is considered to be the best estimate of the timing of emplacement of the intrusion.
  • During a second phase, the ‘line-finding’ phase, sets of collinear points aligned at that angle are identified.



Pronunciation: /kəlɪnɪˈarɪti/
Example sentences
  • The degree of collinearity is determined by the weight of the squared multiple correlation coefficients of the indicators with any other causes of the latent variable.
  • Before testing the hypothesis with regression analysis, we checked the degree of collinearity among the independent variables.
  • This is not surprising given the high degree of collinearity among the PMI's components.

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