- 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 līneātiō līneātiōn- from līneātus past participle of līneāre to make straight from līnea thread, line ; see line 1.
From Latin lineatio