lineal

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See also: Lineal and linéal

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From Old French lineal, from Latin līneālis, from līnea (a line); see line.

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lineal (not comparable)

  1. (family) Of a family relationship that includes mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, etc., but not siblings; as opposed to collateral.
    • John Locke
      the prime and ancient right of lineal succession
  2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).
    • Dryden
      for only you are lineal to the throne
  3. Composed of lines; delineated.
    lineal designs
  4. In the direction of a line; of a line; of or relating to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear.
    lineal magnitude

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lineal (masculine and feminine plural lineals)

  1. linear

Spanish[edit]

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lineal (plural lineales)

  1. linear

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