
Definition of Linear unit
1. Noun. A unit of measurement of length.
Generic synonyms: Unit, Unit Of Measurement
Specialized synonyms: Long Measure, Astronomy Unit, Metric Linear Unit, Nautical Linear Unit, In, Inch, Foot, Ft, Footer, Pace, Yard, Yarder, Perch, Pole, Rod, Furlong, International Mile, Land Mile, Mi, Mile, Stat Mi, Statute Mile, Miler, 880 Yards, Half Mile, 440 Yards, Quarter Mile, League, Ligne, Nail, Archine, Coss, Kos, Vara, Verst, Cable, Cable Length, Cable's Length, Chain, Cubit, Digit, Finger, Finger's Breadth, Fingerbreadth, Fistmele, Body Length, Handbreadth, Handsbreadth, Head, Lea, Li, Link, Mesh, Mil, Mil, Mile, Swedish Mile, Mile, Roman Mile, Roman Pace, Geometric Pace, Military Pace, Palm, Span, Survey Mile, Fathom, Fthm, Point, Em, Pica, Pica Em, En, Nut, Cicero
Lexicographical Neighbors of Linear Unit
Literary usage of Linear unit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1852)
"Thus, by direct operation, the involution of a linear unit to the «th power
produces a linear unit equal in magnitude to n times the unit involved, ..."
2. Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry from the Works of A.M. Legendre by Charles Davies, Adrien Marie Legendre, John Howard Van Amringe (1885)
"The unit of measure for surfaces is a square, one of whose sides is the linear unit.
The unit of measure for volumes is a cube, one of whose edges is the ..."
3. Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry by Adrien Marie Legendre (1871)
"The unit of measure for surfaces is a square, one of whose sides is the linear unit.
The unit of measure for volumes is a cube, one of whose edges is the ..."
4. Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: From the Works of A.M. Legendre by Adrien Marie Legendre, Charles Davies (1874)
"The unit of measure for surfaces is a square, one of whose sides is the linear unit.
The unit of measure for volumes is a cube, one of whose edges is the ..."
5. A Treatise on Elementary Geometry: With Appendices Containing a Collection by William Chauvenet (1898)
"Scholium I. When the base and altitude are exactly divisible by the linear unit,
this proposition is rendered evident by dividing the rectangle into squares ..."
6. A Treatise on Geometry and Its Application in the Arts by Dionysius Lardner (1840)
"As the areas of all surfaces are expressed and calculated numerically by resolving
them into the squares of the line taken as the linear unit, which square ..."
7. A Treatise on Infinitesimal Calculus: Containing Differential and Integral by Bartholomew Price (1868)
"Or otherwise suppose that we operate on the same equation with the (linear unit)3,
then the equation becoming arithmetically yxy = (2a — .r)x; ..."
8. Elements of Geometry by Andrew Wheeler Phillips, Irving Fisher (1897)
"The area of a rectangle is equal to the product of its base and altitude, provided
the unit of area is a square whose side is the linear unit. ..."