- a marking with lines
- a system or series of lines
- a division into lines
- any linear structure in a rock, as the ripple marks in a sedimentary rock
Origin of lineationMiddle English lyneacion ; from Classical Latin lineatio
- The act of marking or outlining with lines.
- An outline.
- An arrangement of lines.
Origin of lineationMiddle English lineacioun, from Latin l&imacron;neati&omacron;, l&imacron;neati&omacron;n-, from l&imacron;neatus, past participle of l&imacron;neare, to make straight, from l&imacron;nea, thread, line; see line1.
From Latin lineatio