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lineament

noun lin·e·a·ment \ˈli-nē-ə-mənt\

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
lin·e·a·men·tal \ˌli-nē-ə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

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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