Nonlinear vs Nonlineal - What's the difference?

nonlinear | nonlineal |


As adjectives the difference between nonlinear and nonlineal

is that nonlinear is (of a set of points) not lying on a straight line while nonlineal is not lineal.

nonlinear

English

Alternative forms

* non-linear

Adjective

(-)
  • (of a set of points) not lying on a straight line
  • (chemistry, of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line
  • (mathematics, of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one
  • (of a system) whose output is not directly proportional to its input
  • erratic and unpredictable; tending to jump back and forth
  • a film with a nonlinear plot

    Antonyms

    * linear

    Derived terms

    * nonlinearity

    nonlineal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Not lineal.