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nonlinear

[′nän‚lin·ē·ər]
(physics)
Pertaining to a response which is other than directly or inversely proportional to a given variable.

nonlinear

(Scientific computation) A property of a system whose output is not proportional to its input. For example, a transistor has a region of input voltages for which its output voltage is found by multiplying the input voltage by the gain of the transistor. Outside this region though, the transistor behaves non-linearly, meaning that it does not obey this simple equation. The behaviour of a system containing non-linear components is thus harder to model and to predict.

nonlinear

A system in which the output is not a uniform relationship to the input. Contrast with linear.
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Deblurring nonlinearly blurred imagery involves the recovery of fairly complex initial data at time t = 0, by nonlinear backward continuation of imprecise data at some T > 0.
In this study, the entropy generation for two- dimensional steady-state boundary layer magneto- hydrodynamic mixed convection flow has been considered over a smooth nonlinearly stretching inclined transparent plate embedded in a porous medium due to solar radiation and with viscous dissipation and variable magnetic field.
Figure 5 shows how the flexibility value increases nonlinearly as the annual volatility of rental growth rate or parameter o increases.
However, rubber deforms nonlinearly from the start of loading, and is capable of sustaining reversible strains in excess of several hundred percent.
My research of how online readers approach and comprehend multimedia news also found that users who scan stories nonlinearly rate coherent, contiguous stories significantly more interesting than traditional stories.
0, the dot overlap proportion decreases nonlinearly, with progressively larger increases in dot spacing producing constant decreases in dot overlap proportion.
Gradual buildups produce smaller increases in costs (because it takes time for people and resources to increase to meet the new demand and costs tend to rise nonlinearly in the short run) and avoid large disruptions when the increase decelerates.
Differing fat stores are used at various rates in mammals, such that any one index of condition frequently varies nonlinearly with overall body condition (Stephenson et al.