Difference between linear and non-linear first order DE

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Some really basic questions about first order DE, which I can't seem to get.

What is the difference between a linear and non-linear first order differential equation?

For example:
dy/dx = cos y

dy/dx = cos x

And if it's a non-linear first order DE, how do you tell whether it's seperable?

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