1. (acronym) .  (astronomy) Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program.
  2. Proper noun.  (astronomy) A comet, cataloged as “C/1999 S4”, discovered on September 27, 1999, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research program in New Mexico. (See []) Sometimes spelled ''LINEAR''.
  3. Adjective.  Having the form of a line; straight.
  4. Adjective.  Of or relating to lines.
  5. Adjective.  Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.
  6. Adjective.  (botany, of leaves) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
  7. Adjective.  (mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form y = a.x + b .
  8. Adjective.  (physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (italbrac, as opposed to area or volume) .

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