lineation

noun
lin·​e·​a·​tion | \ ˌli-nē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce lineation (audio) \

Definition of lineation

1a : the action of marking with lines : delineation
b : outline
2 : an arrangement of lines

First Known Use of lineation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for lineation

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

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