lineation

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noun lin·e·a·tion \ˌli-nē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of lineation

  1. 1 a :  the action of marking with lines :  delineation b :  outline

  2. 2 :  an arrangement of lines

Origin and Etymology of lineation

Middle English lineacion outline, from Latin lineation-, lineatio, from lineare to mark with lines, from linea


First Known Use: 14th century


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