Lineament definition

lĭnē-ə-mənt
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A distinctive shape, contour, or line, especially of the face.
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A definitive or characteristic feature.
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Any of the features of the body, usually of the face, esp. with regard to its outline.
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A distinctive feature or characteristic.
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Any extensive, linear surface feature on a planet, as a fault line, that indicates the nature of the underlying crust.
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Any distinctive shape or line etc.
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A distinctive feature that characterizes something, especially the parts of the face of an individual.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lineament
Plural:
lineaments

Origin of lineament

  • Middle English liniament from Latin līneāmentum from līnea line line1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lineamentum, from linea (line): compare French linéament.

    From Wiktionary