lineation [lin-ee-ey-shuh n] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for lineation on noun

  1. an act or instance of marking with or tracing by lines.
  2. a division into lines.
  3. an outline or delineation.
  4. an arrangement or group of lines.

Origin of lineation 1350–1400; Middle English lyneacion Late Latin līneātiōn- (stem of līneātiō) the drawing of a line, Latin: direction, line. See lineate, -ion Related Words for lineation boundary, edge, channel, portrait, sketch, figure, body, silhouette, outline, format, pattern, frame, shadow, architecture, aspect, model, configuration, contour, likeness, shape Examples from the Web for lineation Historical Examples of lineation

  • There are two methods of observing systematically the lineation patterns.


    Henry Faulds

  • British Dictionary definitions for lineation lineation noun

    1. the act of marking with lines
    2. an arrangement of or division into lines
    3. an outline or contour
    4. any linear arrangement involving rocks or minerals, such as a parallel arrangement of elongated mineral grains

    Word Origin and History for lineation n.

    late 14c., from Latin lineationem (nominative lineatio) “the making in a straight line,” noun of action from past participle stem of lineare (see lineament).

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