lin·​e·​ar·​ize ˈli-nē-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce linearize (audio)
linearized; linearizing

transitive verb

: to give a linear form to
also : to project in linear form
linearization noun

Examples of linearize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new Lightroom CC also largely integrates the features found in Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe's software for converting and linearizing RAW data from digital cameras. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 18 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linearize was in 1895

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“Linearize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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