Nonlinear - What does it mean?

nonlinear | |



Alternative forms

* non-linear


  • (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


    * linear

    Derived terms

    * nonlinearity

    Not English

    has no English definition. It may be misspelled.