lineament

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noun lin·e·a·ment \ˈli-nē-ə-mənt\

Definition of lineament

  1. 1a :  an outline, feature, or contour of a body or figure and especially of a face —usually used in pluralb :  a linear topographic feature (as of the earth) that reveals a characteristic (such as a fault or the subsurface structure)

  2. 2 :  a distinguishing or characteristic feature —usually used in plural

lineamental

play \ˌli-nē-ə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lineament

Middle English, from Latin lineamentum, from lineare to draw a line, from linea


First Known Use: 15th century


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