nonlinear

adjective
non·​lin·​e·​ar | \ ˌnän-ˈli-nē-ər How to pronounce nonlinear (audio) \

Definition of nonlinear

: not linear nonlinear thinking a nonlinear narrative … I was already interested in the nonlinear manner in which ideas and fashions travel through our culture …— Lyall Watson

Other Words from nonlinear

nonlinearity \ ˌnän-​ˌli-​nē-​ˈer-​ə-​tē How to pronounce nonlinearity (audio) , -​ˈa-​rə-​ \ noun, plural nonlinearities
nonlinearly adverb

First Known Use of nonlinear

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonlinear was in 1884

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“Nonlinear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonlinear. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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