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 (such as a fault or the subsurface structure)
2 : a distinguishing or characteristic feature usually used in plural

lineamental

play \ˌli-nē-ə-ˈmen-tᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lineament

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


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