Definition of linear equation in English:

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linear equation


An equation between two variables that gives a straight line when plotted on a graph.
Example sentences
  • This relates to the way you graph linear equations by hand.
  • He worked on numerical methods for solving systems of linear equations and eigenvalue problems.
  • The resulting equation yields beta scores, which are multiplied by the independent variables once the linear equation is calculated.

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Syllabification: lin·e·ar e·qua·tion

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