lineament definition

  • noun:
    • a unique shape, contour, or range, particularly of face.
    • A definitive or characteristic feature. Often utilized in the plural: "the gross and subdued folds of corruption on the normal senatorial face tend to be hardly the lineaments of virtue” ( Norman Mailer).
    • Any unique form or range etc.
    • ​A distinctive feature that characterizes something, especially the parts of the face of an individual.
    • among the outlines, exterior functions, or unique scars, of a body or figure, especially for the face; function; kind; mark; -- generally in the plural.
    • an attribute or information of a body or figure considered as to its outlines or contour; linear development of part, like in the individual face; thus, a specific actual feature or characteristic; occasionally, a distinguishing attribute or high quality in general: utilized mainly inside plural.
    • a characteristic property that defines the evident individual nature of one thing
    • the characteristic areas of a person's face: eyes and nose and lips and chin

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