lineal
adjective Date: 14th century 1. linear 2. composed of or arranged in lines 3. a. consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry — compare collateral 2 b. relating to or derived from ancestors ; hereditary c. descended in a direct line 4. a. belonging to one lineage <
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b. of, relating to, or dealing with a lineage • lineality nounlineally adverb

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  • lineal — LINEÁL, lineale, s.n. 1. Instrument metalic de forma unei bare, folosit pentru trasare, măsurare sau verificare de dimensiuni. ♦ (Rar) Riglă. 2. Dispozitiv (acţionat mecanic sau electric) format din piese paralelipipedice de oţel forjat, care… …   Dicționar Român

  • Lineal — Lin e*al (l[i^]n [ e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linéal — linéal, ale, aux [ lineal, o ] adj. • XIVe; du lat. linea → ligne ♦ Didact. Qui a rapport aux lignes. ⇒LINÉAL, ALE, AUX, adj. I. DR. Qui se rapporte à une ligne de parenté. On était venu lui démontrer sérieusement que lui, Napoléon, était… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lineal — (Del lat. lineālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la línea. 2. Dicho especialmente de una novela o de una película: Narrada de acuerdo con el transcurso natural del tiempo y con escasa o ninguna acción paralela o secundaria. 3. Dicho de un… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • lineal — lin·eal / li nē əl/ adj: consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry a lineal descendant compare collateral 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • lineal — lineal, linear share the basic meaning of or relating to a line or lines, but they are clearly distinguished in their specific senses. Lineal is more often applied to a direct line of succession from or to a common ancestor either physical or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lineal — adjetivo 1. De la línea o que sólo utiliza líneas: perspectiva lineal. dibujo* lineal. 2. Que se desarrolla en una misma dirección o de una manera constante, sin grandes variaciones: Se ha registrado un aumento lineal de los precios. En este… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • lineal — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. lineal (14c.), from L.L. linealis pertaining to a line, from linea (see LINE (Cf. line) (n.)). Related: Lineally …   Etymology dictionary

  • lineal — linèāl m <G lineála> DEFINICIJA reg. ravnalo; linjir ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Lineal ≃ srlat. linealis ≃ lat. linea: crta …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Lineal — [Aufbauwortschatz (Rating 1500 3200)] Bsp.: • Wir können mit einem Lineal gerade Linien ziehen …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • lineal — [lin′ē əl] adj. [OFr linéal < LL linealis < L linea: see LINE1] 1. in the direct line of descent from an ancestor 2. hereditary 3. of or composed of lines; linear lineality [lin′ēal′ə tē] n. lineally adv …   English World dictionary

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