American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of marking or outlining with lines.
- n. An outline.
- n. An arrangement of lines.
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 lineated surface: as, the lineation of the thorax of a fly.
- n. Mensuration.
- n. geology A linear feature in rock, often structural
- n. literature The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Delineation; a line or lines.
- n. the act of marking or outlining with lines
- n. the line that appears to bound an object
- From Latin lineatio (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Williams's lineation is called upon to play a fundamental role in the poem.”
“(Original lineation is evident, of course, in the facsimile images.)”
“They had to be transcribed, entailing a whole series of choices about lineation, punctuation, and orthography.”
“Its short lines are reminiscent of Plath, but it has a restraint that lightens the effect of the lineation.”
“Armantrout's short lines, use of rhetoric, aggressive lineation, disjunctions and juxtapositions, discursiveness, parataxis, and myriad condensatory techniques are all exemplary, but never overbearing.”
“Others see him as a statesman, who does not let party lineation get in the way of doing what must be done.”
“But this lineation holds them over against pure banality just enough to let them emerge as capable of bearing attention and hence of becoming fascinating in their own right.”
“We feel the effects of lineation, but as an intensifying of the scene rather than as a presentation of authorial engagement.”
“The original Polish is online here by the way with Herbert's original lineation completely ignored:”
“When it comes to physical line breaks on the page both Johnson and Franklin virtually ignore, among other details, the poet's original lineation.”
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