lin·​age ˈlī-nij How to pronounce linage (audio)
variants or less commonly lineage
: the number of lines of printed or written matter

Examples of linage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In collaborating with Iglesias, Lambert continues a lengthy linage of country-Latin collaborations. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 Breakthrough infections were also more likely to be found in people with low or undetectable neutralizing antibody levels, either because they were immunocompromised or because they were infected with an antibody-resistant linage of the virus, Chiu said. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2021 Lilly said lab testing had indicated that bebtelovimab not only worked against the more common Omicron variant — technically known as BA.1 — but also maintained its effectiveness against a sister linage called BA.2. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 13 Feb. 2022 The sub-linage is the same one that has become problematic in Israel. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 3 Sep. 2021 While the surge appears to be easing, a new sub-linage of the highly infectious delta variant has surfaced in Florida, a new report shows. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 3 Sep. 2021 Extensive mutations in the replication complex are a common feature of B.1 linage variants. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 One of these is identical to a mutation in a B.1 linage variant of concern. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Humans have moved tortoises from different islands, and there could be additional hybrid tortoises with Pinta Island linage in other areas of the Galápagos. TheWeek, 7 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of linage was in 1884

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“Linage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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