[lin-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌlɪn iˈeɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of marking with or tracing by .
a division into .
an outline or delineation.
an arrangement or group of .
the act of marking with lines
an arrangement of or division into lines
an outline or contour
any linear arrangement involving rocks or minerals, such as a parallel arrangement of elongated mineral grains
late 14c., from Latin lineationem (nominative lineatio) “the making in a straight line,” noun of action from past participle stem of lineare (see lineament).
[lahyn-bak-er] /ˈlaɪnˌbæk ər/ noun, Football. 1. a player on defense who takes a position close behind the linemen. 2. the position played by this player. /ˈlaɪnˌbækə/ noun 1. a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage
- Line block
noun 1. a letterpress printing block made by a photoengraving process without the use of a screen
[lahyn-bred] /ˈlaɪnˌbrɛd/ adjective 1. produced by linebreeding.
[lahyn-bree-ding] /ˈlaɪnˌbri dɪŋ/ noun, Genetics. 1. a form of inbreeding directed toward keeping the offspring closely related to a superior ancestor.