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linear

view main entry for linearadjective formal  /ˈlɪniər/
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linearity

  /ˌlɪniˈerəti/  noun [uncountable]
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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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