From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

left-brained \left"-brained`\, a.
   Exhibiting intellectual or personality characteristics
   suggesting dominance of linguistic or logical modes of
   thought, which are usually controlled by the left cerebral
   hemisphere; as, left-brained pedants unable to appreciate
   music; also referred to as linear. See linear[3].
   Contrasted with right-brained.
   [PJC] left field

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Linear \Lin"e*ar\ (l[i^]n"[-e]*[~e]r), a. [L. linearis,
   linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]aire. See 3d
   1. Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a
      straight direction; lineal.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Bot.) Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth
      throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. Thinking in a step-by-step analytical and logical fashion;
      contrasted with holistic, i.e. thinking in terms of
      complex interrelated patterns; as, linear thinkers.

            Linear thinkers concluded that by taking the world
            apart, the actions of people were more predictable
            and controllable.                     --David Morris
                                                  October 31,

   Linear differential equation (Math.), an equation which is
      of the first degree, when the expression which is equated
      to zero is regarded as a function of the dependent
      variable and its differential coefficients.

   Linear equation (Math.), an equation of the first degree
      between two variables; -- so called because every such
      equation may be considered as representing a right line.

   Linear measure, the measurement of length.

   Linear numbers (Math.), such numbers as have relation to
      length only: such is a number which represents one side of
      a plane figure. If the plane figure is square, the linear
      figure is called a root.

   Linear problem (Geom.), a problem which may be solved
      geometrically by the use of right lines alone.

   Linear transformation (Alg.), a change of variables where
      each variable is replaced by a function of the first
      degree in the new variable.
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form