Lineation meaning

lĭn'ē-ā'shən
The act of marking or outlining with lines.
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An outline.
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An arrangement of lines.
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A division into lines.
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Any linear structure in a rock, as the ripple marks in a sedimentary rock.
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(geology) A linear feature in rock, often structural.

Magnetic lineations.

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(literature) The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem.
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Origin of lineation

  • Middle English lineacioun from Latin līneātiō līneātiōn- from līneātus past participle of līneāre to make straight from līnea thread, line line1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin lineatio
    From Wiktionary