bi·​lin·​ear (ˌ)bī-ˈli-nē-ər How to pronounce bilinear (audio)
: linear with respect to each of two mathematical variables
specifically : of or relating to an algebraic form each term of which involves one variable to the first degree from each of two sets of variables

Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bilinear was in 1749

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Cite this Entry

“Bilinear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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