Definition of "bilinear" [bi•lin•e•ar]

  • Linear with respect to each of two variables or positions. Used of functions or equations. (adjective)

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Use "bilinear" in a sentence
  • "The far right is the 720 export from 1080i original from iMovie, and I found out that the closest effect was seen when I resized 1080i image to 720 using 'bilinear' interpolation, very cheap way to resize an image."
  • "However, the polarization identities will allow you to recover the bilinear function from the quadratic one."
  • "EDIT: A note from The Unapologetic Mathematician that I should add: the metric tensor is a bilinear function of two vectors at a given point, while the line element is a quadratic function of a single vector."