from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of marking or outlining with lines.
- n. An outline.
- n. An arrangement of lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A linear feature in rock, often structural
- n. The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Delineation; a line or lines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A marking by lines; disposition or arrangement of lines.
- n. In zoology, one or more line-like marks on a surface; the appearance or form of a lineated surface: as, the lineation of the thorax of a fly.
- n. Mensuration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of marking or outlining with lines
- n. the line that appears to bound an object
Middle English lineacioun, from Latin līneātiō, līneātiōn-, from līneātus, past participle of līneāre, to make straight, from līnea, thread, line; see line1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lineatio (Wiktionary)