Definition of Colinear

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of collinear) ¹

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Definition of Colinear

1. lying in the same straight line [adj]

Medical Definition of Colinear

1. A linear molecule having a sequence of units which corresponds to the sequence of units in another linear molecule. For example: the sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide corresponds to the sequence of nucleotide bases of the mRNA which was translated to make it. In bacteria the sequence of nucleotide bases in an mRNA molecule is colinear with the sequence of nucleotide bases in a DNA segment which was transcribed to make it (though this is not the case for eukaryotes, which have introns). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colinear

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colicroots
colics
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colies
coliform
coliform bacilli
coliform bacteria
coliforms
colimit
colimitation
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colimycin
colin
colinear (current term)
colinearities
colinearity
colingual
colins
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colipase
colipases
coliphage
coliphages
coliplication
colipuncture
coliseum
coliseums
colistimethate sodium

Literary usage of Colinear

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1. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1907)
"colinear forces are called similar when they are of like sense, and opposite ... For equilibrium, under the action of colinear forces, if is, of course, ..."

2. Technical Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics by Edward Rose Maurer (1917)
"Since P3 is the equilibrant of P1 and P2, the resultant of P1 and P2 is equal and opposite to and colinear with P3. It remains now to ascertain whether a ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"... points of any of the series be colinear and such as to render the inscription of closed 4'gons real, we may omit such points altogether from the series. ..."

4. A History of the Theory of Elasticity and of the Strength of Materials: From by Isaac Todhunter (1893)
"It relates to the problem of the statically indeterminate reactions which arise when a body rests on more than two colinear or more than three non-colinear ..."

5. Food Subsidies in Egypt: Their Impact on Foreign Exchange and Trade by Grant MacDonald Scobie (1983)
"The presumption is that the prices actually paid by Egypt are highly colinear with these series. This matter will be addressed later. ..."

6. A Primer of Quaternions by Arthur Stafford Hathaway (1896)
"For when mod <£ = 0, then <f>a, <f>ft, $y are coplanar or colinear vectors, and we have a relation Ifia + m<f>ft + n<f>y = 0 ; ie, la + mft + ny is a null ..."

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