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linear
Confined to first-degree algebraic terms in the relevant
variables
.
For example,
a
+
bx
+
cy
is linear in
x
and
y
;
a
sin
x
+
b
cos
y
is linear in the coefficients
a
and
b
, but
nonlinear
in
x
and
y
.
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