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

Definition of linearize

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from linearize

linearization \ ˌli-​nē-​ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce linearization (audio) \ 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, "New cloud-friendly Lightroom has 1TB of photo storage, same UI across desktop and mobile," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of linearize

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Linearize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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