lineation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lineatio

Noun[edit]

lineation (plural lineations)

  1. (geology) A linear feature in rock, often structural
    magnetic lineations
  2. (literature) The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem
    • 2001, Shira Wolosky, The Art of Poetry[1], ISBN 0195138708, page 26-27:
      Lineation is very much a matter of syntax, organizing the poem's grammar across its lines in ways significant and central to the poem's meaning.

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