linearity

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1. Property of ordered systems and straight lines, characterized by 'good behavior,' predictability, and simple proportions. It is not a common feature of the natural (real) world and exists mostly in theories. See also nonlinearity.
2. Situation where a dependent variable has a liner relationship with one or more independent variables and, thus, can be computed as the linear function of the independent variable(s).


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