uni·​lin·​e·​ar ˌyü-ni-ˈli-nē-ər How to pronounce unilinear (audio)
: developing in or involving a series of stages usually from the primitive to the more advanced

Examples of unilinear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Revolutions and coups, shifts in alliances and alignments, and nearly continuous balance-of-power wars—among them the ruinous Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta—make for a story that’s often hard for modern readers to follow, as compared with the more unilinear tale of the rise of Rome. James Romm, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unilinear was in 1910

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“Unilinear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unilinear. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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