Lineal measure, the measure of length; — usually written linear measure.

(Lin`e*al"i*ty) n. The quality of being lineal.

(Lin"e*al*ly) adv. In a lineal manner; as, the prince is lineally descended from the Conqueror.

(Lin"e*a*ment) n. [L. lineamentum, fr. linea line: cf. F. linéament. See 3d Line.] One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks, of a body or figure, particularly of the face; feature; form; mark; — usually in the plural. "The lineaments of the body." Locke. "Lineaments in the character." Swift.

Man he seems
In all his lineaments.

(Lin"e*ar) a. [L. linearis, linearius, fr. linea line: cf. F. linéaire. See 3d Line.]

1. Of or pertaining to a line; consisting of lines; in a straight direction; lineal.

2. (Bot.) Like a line; narrow; of the same breadth throughout, except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf.

Linear differential equation(Math.), an equation which is of the first degree, when the expression which is equated to zero is regarded as a function of the dependent variable and its differential coefficients.Linear equation(Math.), an equation of the first degree between two variables; — so called because every such equation may be considered as representing a right line.Linear measure, the measurement of length.Linear numbers(Math.), such numbers as have relation to length only: such is a number which represents one side of a plane figure. If the plane figure is a square, the linear figure is called a root.Linear problem(Geom.), a problem which may be solved geometrically by the use of right lines alone.Linear transformation(Alg.), a change of variables where each variable is replaced by a function of the first degree in the new variable.

(Lin`e*ar*en"sate) a. (Bot.) Having the form of a sword, but very long and narrow.

(Lin"e*ar*ly), adv. In a linear manner; with lines.

(Lin"e*ar-shaped`) a. Of a linear shape.

(Lin"e*a*ry) a. Linear. Holland.

Lineage to Link

(Lin"e*age) n. [OE. linage, F. lignage, fr. L. linea line. See 3d Line.] Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; race; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Both the lineage and the certain sire
From which I sprung, from me are hidden yet.

(Lin"e*al) a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. linéal. See 3d Line.]

1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; — opposed to collateral; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant.

The prime and ancient right of lineal succession.

2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed

For only you are lineal to the throne.

3. Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs.

4. In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude.

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