# Lineal vs. Linear

By Jaxson

Of a family relationship that includes mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, etc., but not siblings; as opposed to collateral.

Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).

Composed of lines; delineated.

“lineal designs”

In the direction of a line; of a line; of or relating to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear.

“lineal magnitude”

Having the form of a line; straight.

Of or relating to lines.

Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form y = ax + b .

A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension as opposed to area or volume.

“a linear meter”

Wiktionary

in a direct line of descent or ancestry

“a lineal descendant”

relating to or consisting of lines; linear.

arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line

“linear movement”

consisting of or predominantly formed using lines or outlines

“simple linear designs”

involving one dimension only

“linear elasticity”

able to be represented by a straight line on a graph

“linear functions”