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Definition of the adjective nonlinear

What does nonlinear mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are not of the first degree
    • examples: In general, little is known about nonlinear second order differential equations. | "Nonlinear" does NOT mean "nonconvex".
    • domain: math / mathematics / maths
    • antonym: linear

Alternative definition of the adjective nonlinear


  1. [context: of a set of points] not lying on a straight line
  2. [chemistry] (of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line
  3. [mathematics] (of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one
  4. [context: of a system] whose output is not directly proportional to its input
  5. erratic and unpredictable


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Phrases with Nonlinear

  1. nonlinear system
  2. nonlinear distortion
  3. nonlinear correlation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nonlinear

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Laser Applications in Electronic Spectroscopy , Laser Magnetic Resonance , Laser Microprobe Mass Spectrometers , Laser Spectroscopy Theory, Nonlinear Optical Properties , Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy, Theory, X-Ray Spectroscopy, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals (2001)

by Nicholas D. Spencer, John H. Moore

Nonlinear optics and spectroscopy Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction between intense electromagnetic radiation and matter. It describes phenomena arising when the response of a medium to the electric field of light leaves the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Las-Pho, pages 1025-2048 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

INTRODUCTION To understand nonlinear refraction, one must be comfortable with the general notion of refraction. Conceptually ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1978)

Volume 9 - Generative Epistemology of Problem Solving to Laplace and Geometric Transforms by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Geometric programming is a relatively new technique only recently developed to solve nonlinear programming problems with or without inequality constraints . In its most general form, elegant theoretical properties have been developed which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Category: Algorithms and Programming 1637 Xiaofeng Zhao University of Mary Washington, USA INTRODUCTION Nonlinear programming (NLP) deals with the problem of optimizing an objective function in the presence ofequality and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

optimization: Sensitivity; Parametric linear programming: Cost simplex algorithm; Parametric mixed integer nonlinear optimization; Parametric optimization: Embeddings, path following and singularities; Second order constraint qualifications; ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

nongonococcal urethritis nonlinear refraction nongonococcal urethritis Medicine, a urethritis without gonococcal infection, such as urethritis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. Also, NONSPECIFIC URETHRITIS, SIMPLE URETHRITIS.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

A hedged portfolio is not necessarily a portfolio whose beta is equal to zero and there may be a nonlinear relation between the return of a portfolio and the return of the market. However, we cannot resort to the correlation coefficient to judge ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

It provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques (linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, ...). R is designed as a true computer language with control−flow constructions for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1994)

Volume 50 - Settling Drums: Design of to Slag: Iron and Steel: Supply-Demand Relationships by John J. McKetta Jr

For example, hydrocarbon industry processes are typically highly nonlinear, highly interactive, operated over a wide range of conditions, show time- dependent responses, involve thousands of reactions, and are not mathematically well ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

nonlinear) measures since small cardiovascular changes may have statistical significance ...

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There are challenges in terms of the measurement of VAR for what are known as nonlinear derivatives, where things like gamma and vega are important dimensions of the risk. (John Hull)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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