# Monomial vs. Linear: What's the Difference?

## Monomial and Linear Definitions

#### Monomial

(Mathematics) An algebraic expression consisting of only one term.

#### Linear

Of, relating to, or resembling a line; straight.

#### Monomial

(Biology) A taxonomic name consisting of a single word.

#### Linear

In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.

#### Monomial

Being or relating to a polynomial consisting of one term.

#### Linear

Having only one dimension.

#### Monomial

(mathematics) A single term consisting of a product of numbers and variables with positive integer exponents.
5x²y is a monomial Category:en:Polynomials

#### Linear

Characterized by, composed of, or emphasizing drawn lines rather than painterly effects.

#### Monomial

A single algebraic expression; that is, an expression unconnected with any other by the sign of addition, substraction, equality, or inequality.

#### Linear

(Botany) Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins
A linear leaf.

#### Monomial

Consisting of but a single term or expression.

#### Linear

Having the form of a line; straight or roughly straight; following a direct course.

#### Linear

Of or relating to lines.

#### Linear

Made, or designed to be used, in a step-by-step, sequential manner.
A linear medium

#### Linear

Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.

#### Linear

(mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form $y = ax + b$. Category:en:Polynomials

#### Linear

(physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension as opposed to area or volume.
A linear meter

#### Linear

Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal.

#### Linear

Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.

#### Linear

Thinking in a step-by-step analytical and logical fashion; contrasted with holistic, i.e. thinking in terms of complex interrelated patterns; as, linear thinkers.
Linear thinkers concluded that by taking the world apart, the actions of people were more predictable and controllable.

#### Linear

Designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

#### Linear

Of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension;
A linear foot

#### Linear

Of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input;
Analogue device
Linear amplifier

#### Linear

Of a leaf shape; long and narrow

#### Linear

Measured lengthwise;
Cost of lumber per running foot