linear measure
Lineal Lin"e*al (l[i^]n"[-e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; -- opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant. [1913 Webster]

The prime and ancient right of lineal succession. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to). [1913 Webster]

For only you are lineal to the throne. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs. [1913 Webster]

4. In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude. [1913 Webster]

{Lineal measure}, the measure of length; -- usually written {linear measure}. [1913 Webster]

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• linear measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Linear measure — Linear Lin e*ar (l[i^]n [ e]*[ e]r), a. [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]aire. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Like a line;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• linear measure — n. 1. measurement of length, as distinguished from volume, weight, etc. 2. a system of measuring length, in which 12 inches = 1 foot or one in which 100 centimeters = 1 meter: see the table of weights and measures in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

• linear measure — noun a unit of measurement of length • Syn: ↑linear unit • Hypernyms: ↑unit of measurement, ↑unit • Hyponyms: ↑long measure, ↑astronomy unit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

• linear measure — ilgio matas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Kūnas ar įtaisas, kuriuo atkuriamas tam tikros vertės ilgis. atitikmenys: angl. linear measure; measure of length vok. Längenmaß, n; Streckenmaß, n rus. мера длины, f pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

• linear measure — ilgio matas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. linear measure; measure of length vok. Längenmaß, n; Streckenmaß, n rus. мера длины, f pranc. mesure de longueur, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• linear measure — noun Date: circa 1890 1. a measure of length 2. a system of measures of length …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• linear measure — 1. any system for measuring length. 2. any unit used in linear measurement, as the inch, foot, meter, etc. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

• Linear measure — Линейная мера; мера длины …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

• linear measure — measurement of length …   English contemporary dictionary