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lineament (ˈlɪnɪəmənt Pronunciation for lineament


noun (often plural)

  1. a facial outline or feature
  2. a distinctive characteristic or feature
  3. (geology) any long natural feature on the surface of the earth, such as a fault, esp as revealed by aerial photography

Derived Forms

lineamental (ˌlɪnɪəˈmɛntəl Pronunciation for lineamental  adjective

Word Origin

C15: from Latin: line, from līneāre to draw a line


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