Definition of lineament
1 a : an outline, feature, or contour of a body or figure and especially of a face —usually used in plural b : a linear topographic feature (as of the earth) that reveals a characteristic (as a fault or the subsurface structure)
2 : a distinguishing or characteristic feature —usually used in plural
Origin of lineament
Middle English, from Latin lineamentum, from lineare to draw a line, from linea
First Known Use: 15th century
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