A model is linear if it is linear in the parameters. Therefore, a linear model can describe a curve, if a function (such as raising to a power, but not necessarily) is performed on one of the variables.
The name "linear model" is very unintuitive; intuitively the term conjures a line, not a curve.
Is there a term that would fit the definition of a linear model, but be more intuitive to understand?
Is there a way to make the term "Linear model" more intuitive to myself? ( This part of the question is a one on studying skills).