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(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 sireSpenser.
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.Locke.
2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed
For only you are lineal to the throne.Dryden.
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 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 seemsMilton.
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.