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"Linear" is an adjective which is often translated as "lineal", and "lineal" is an adjective which is often translated as "en línea directa". Learn more about the difference between "linear" and "lineal" below.
linear
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (straight)
a. lineal
Andy says he owes his success to good timing, hard work, and a path that wasn't linear.Andy dice que le debe su éxito a momentos oportunos, el trabajo duro y un camino que no ha sido lineal.
2. (relative to dimensions)
a. de longitud
The standard unit of linear measure in most countries is the meter.La unidad estándar de medida de longitud en la mayoría de los países es el metro.
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lineal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (descent)
a. en línea directa
The king's inheritance will go to his next lineal descendant.La herencia del rey irá a su próximo descendiente en línea directa.
2. (using lines)
a. lineal
The artist revealed a beautiful work of intricate, lineal patterns.El artista reveló una obra hermosa de patrones lineales complejos.
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