linear function

noun

Definition of linear function 

1 : a mathematical function in which the variables appear only in the first degree, are multiplied by constants, and are combined only by addition and subtraction

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One of our favorite refrains: tennis careers are not linear functions. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "40 Parting Thoughts from the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of linear function

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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