# Nonlinear vs Nonlinear - What's the difference?

nonlinear | nonlinear |

## In of a set of points|lang=en terms the difference between nonlinear and nonlinear

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

## In chemistry|of a molecule|lang=en terms the difference between nonlinear and nonlinear

is that nonlinear is (chemistry|of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line while nonlinear is (chemistry|of a molecule) whose atoms do not lie in a straight line.

## In mathematics|of a function|lang=en terms the difference between nonlinear and nonlinear

is that nonlinear is (mathematics|of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one while nonlinear is (mathematics|of a function) having a product of independent variables, or a variable with an exponent not equal to one.

## In of a system|lang=en terms the difference between nonlinear and nonlinear

is that nonlinear is (of a system) whose output is not directly proportional to its input while nonlinear is (of a system) whose output is not directly proportional to its input.

## As adjectives the difference between nonlinear and nonlinear

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

# nonlinear

## English

### 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

# nonlinear

## English

### 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