The parallel orientation of structural features that are lines rather than planes. Some examples are parallel orientation of the long dimensions of minerals, long axes of pebbles, striae on slickensides, and cleavage-bedding plane intersections.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Lineation — Lin e*a tion (l[i^]n [ e]*[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. lineatio the drawing of a line, fr. lineare.] Delineation; a line or lines. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lineation — (n.) late 14c., from L. lineationem (nom. lineatio) the making in a straight line, noun of action from pp. stem of lineare (see LINEAMENT (Cf. lineament)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lineation — [lin΄ē ā′shən] n. [ME lyneacion < L lineatio] 1. a) a marking with lines b) a system or series of lines 2. a division into lines 3. any linear structure in a rock, as the ripple marks in a sedimentary rock …   English World dictionary

  • Lineation — In Western handwriting, the base line, the x height or corpus size, the height of the ascenders and the bottom line of the descenders make up four horizontal (virtual) lines which represent the lineation of handwriting. In many teaching methods… …   Wikipedia

  • lineation — noun Etymology: Middle English lineacion outline, from Latin lineation , lineatio, from lineare to mark with lines, from linea Date: 14th century 1. a. the action of marking with lines ; delineation b. outline 2. an arrangement of lines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lineation — /lin ee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of marking with or tracing by lines. 2. a division into lines. 3. an outline or delineation. 4. an arrangement or group of lines. [1350 1400; ME lyneacion < LL lineation (s. of lineatio) the drawing of …   Universalium

  • lineation — noun a) A linear feature in rock, often structural magnetic lineations b) The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem See Also: lineate, delineation …   Wiktionary

  • Lineation — Li|ne|a|ti|on die; , en <aus lat. lineatio, eigtl. »Linienzug«, zu lat. lineare, vgl. ↑linieren> Sammelbez. in der ↑Tektonik für linienhafte Parallelgefüge der Mineralbestandteile eines Gesteins (Geol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • lineation — n. marking with lines; division into lines; sketch, outline; description …   English contemporary dictionary

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