Definition of nonlinear in English:
nonlinear
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adjective
 1.1 Mathematics Designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree.More example sentences
 Norman decided to shift his field from gap and density theorems to nonlinear differential equations, both ordinary and partial.
 The nonlinear differential equation describing the growth of a biological population which he deduced and studied is now named after him.
 It was then that he became aware of the mysteries underlying the subject of nonlinear partial differential equations.
 1.2 Physics Involving a lack of linearity between two related qualities such as input and output: a nonlinear networkMore example sentences
 If matter is present where the photons cross, nonlinear effects caused by accelerated electric charges may allow the photons to interact.
 Other nonlinear factors also contribute to increase the resulting gain disparity between wavelengths.
 It will build on Hull's existing expertise in linear and nonlinear acoustical properties of materials, aspects of outdoor acoustics and in silencer design and combustion noise.
 2Not sequential or straightforward: Joyce’s streamofconsciousness, nonlinear narrativeMore example sentences
 Unfortunately, the film itself was a bit slowpaced and difficult to follow, with a nonlinear narrative structure.
 Will UK readers cope with the experimental, nonlinear narrative structure?
 Sometimes these are the visual equivalent of a nonlinear narrative.
 3Of or denoting digital editing whereby a sequence of edits is stored on computer as opposed to videotape.More example sentences
 And you will need a three machine edit suite or a nonlinear computer editing system to achieve this.
 The videotapes were digitized, and processed through a computer based nonlinear video editing system.
 For editing nonlinear computer editing is the only way to go.
Phrases
Derivatives

nonlinearity
noun
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 The idea of the loop brings to mind repetition, nonlinearity and circular motion.
 Yet true to chaos theory, the appearance of nonlinearity does not necessarily imply a lack of coherent structures.
 She gives her narrative an ending, but uses the text to explore ideas of movement, transformation and nonlinearity.

nonlinearly
adverb
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 The energy matrix that binds her cells together responds nonlinearly to force.
 Its main construct is that each panel portrays the exact same location and space at different, marked times, nonlinearly.
 As the number and types of storage devices continue to proliferate, the complexity of managing storage grows nonlinearly.