Linear

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Metaphorical UsagePlay
In non-math contexts, 'linear' may describe a process that's straightforward without sudden changes. SlideHer career progressed in a linear way, with no unexpected turns.
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Narrative StructurePlay
'Linear' can describe storytelling that follows a chronological order without flashbacks. SlideThe book tells the story in a linear fashion from childhood to old age.