From Latin lineatio
lineation (countable and uncountable, plural lineations)
- (geology) A linear feature in rock, often structural
- magnetic lineations
- (literature) The way in which line breaks are inserted in a poem
2001, Shira Wolosky, The Art of Poetry, 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.