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**"Nonlinearity"**the greatest difference of the calibration curve from a straight line drawn between the no-load and the rated outputs; depicted as a percentage of the rated output; only calculated on increasing load

In neural networks, nonlinearity can take several forms/feedback into the same layer, multi-layer feedback, normalization and competition, or multi-layer feed-forward networks which use non-linear transfer functions.

The maximum deviation of the calibration curve from a straight line drawn between the no-load and rated outputs; expressed as a percentage of the rated output and measured on increasing load only.

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