# linear order

## linear order

[′lin·ē·ər ′ȯr·dər]
(mathematics)
Any order < on="" a="" set="">S with the property that for any two elements a and b in S exactly one of the statements a <>b, a = b, or b <>a is true. Also known as complete order; serial order; simple order; total order.
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They address syntactic and extrasyntactic aspects and consequences of ChomskyAEs AaAaAeA Problems of ProjectionsAaAaAeA and its extensions; how a phase-theoretical framework, labeling interacts with cyclic transfer; how labeling interacts with the sensorimotor component and affects linear order and how properties of the phonological system can be associated with labeling; and open class lexical units and the topmost sentential node.
Although they found an effect of number attraction, with more errors when the N1 appeared in singular and the N2 in plural, they did not verify an effect of the linear order of the head noun, which undermines the idea that the element closest to the verb interferes with the agreement.
The findings of the study were: one-to-one correlations of NL and TL items, fixation of a specific linear order, confused time scale, and overlooking of intervening items.
Small plates for sharing is simply the degustation removed from its linear order and offered AA la carte.
L] is a linear order on the equivalence classes of =L.
Regardless of group, all participants received arbitrary relational training trials presented in a linear order.
It seems, however, as if constructing the strict, linear order that the journalist Sethi has insisted upon somehow deprives Ashraf of a kind of freedom.
This is largely because its genome contains a large proportion of closely related sequences that are difficult to piece together into a true linear order.
Since not every student thinks sequentially, this helps those who brainstorm ideas out of linear order.
First, the term itself is an oxymoron in that the aggregate applies to conditions in which all twelve tones are found where no linear order can be identified.
For both boars and gilts, RR models with at least quadratic-order polynomials for random effects for DFI and at least linear order for BW had smaller PRESS statistics than the individual pig models.
On one side of the argument is the feeling that students should progress through the training material in the precise, linear order that the trainer intended.

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