Nonlinearity

A relationship which cannot be explained as a linear combination of its variable inputs. Nonlinearity is a common issue when examining cause-effect relations. Such instances require complex modeling and hypothesis to offer explanations to nonlinear events. Nonlinearity without explanation can lead to random, unforecasted outcomes such as chaos.

Nonlinear regression is a common form of regression analysis used in the financial industry to model nonlinear data against independent variables in an attempt to explain their relationship. Although the models parameters are nonlinear in nature, nonlinear regression can fit data using methods of successive approximations to offer explanatory outputs.


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  • nonlinearity — /non lin ee ar i tee/, n. 1. Math. the quality of a function that expresses a relationship that is not one of direct proportion. 2. Elect. deviation of an input output relationship from one of direct proportionality. [1925 30; NON + LINEARITY] *… …   Universalium

  • nonlinearity — noun a) The state of being nonlinear b) A deviation from linearity …   Wiktionary

  • nonlinearity — non·linearity …   English syllables

  • nonlinearity — /ˌnɒnlɪniˈærəti/ (say .nonlinee aruhtee) noun the deviation of a mathematical equation from the linear …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonlinearity — (|) ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: non (I) + linearity : the failure of an output signal in an electronic reproducing system to reproduce an input signal faithfully * * * /non lin ee ar i tee/, n. 1. Math. the quality of a function that expresses a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Nonlinearity (disambiguation) — Nonlinear generally refers to a situation that has a disproportionate cause and effect. In science and mathematics, nonlinearity can refer to: Nonlinear optics, in physics, examines the properties of light in media in which the polarization… …   Wikipedia

  • Differential nonlinearity — (acronym DNL) is a term describing the deviation between two analog values corresponding to adjacent input digital values. It is an important specification for measuring error in a digital to analog converter (DAC); the accuracy of a DAC is… …   Wikipedia

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