Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the day 04/24/15 Lineament

Lineament (noun)
lineament [lin-ee-uh-muh nt]

1. Often, lineaments. a feature or detail of a face, body, or figure, considered with respect to its outline or contour: His fine lineaments made him the very image of his father.
2. Usually, lineaments. distinguishing features; distinctive characteristics: the lineaments of sincere repentance.
3. Geology. a linear topographic feature of regional extent that is believed to reflect underlying crustal structure.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin līneāmentum a stroke, plural, features, equivalent to līneā (re) to draw a line (derivative of līnea; see line1) + -mentum -ment

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