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Definition of "lineation" [lin•e•a•tion]

  • The act of marking or outlining with lines. (noun)
  • An outline. (noun)
  • An arrangement of lines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lineation" in a sentence
  • "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."
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