lineaments

literary a distinctive feature, especially of the face.

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  • linéaments — ● linéaments nom masculin pluriel Littéraire Ensemble des lignes élémentaires qui indiquent la forme générale d un être ou d un objet. Esquisse, ébauche, aspect d ensemble : Les linéaments d un ouvrage …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lineaments — I index contour (outline), design (construction plan) II index boundary, outline (boundary …   Law dictionary

  • lineaments — Synonyms and related words: air, angle, appearance, aroma, aspect, attribute, badge, bearing, border, brand, brow, cachet, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, character, characteristic, circumference, color, complexion, configuration, contour,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lineaments — lin|e|a|ments [ lıniəmənts ] noun plural VERY FORMAL 1. ) the features of someone s face 2. ) the typical qualities of someone or something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lineaments — n. facial details; characteristics, features, traits lin·e·a·ment || lɪnɪəmÉ™nt n. feature (of the face, body, etc.); trait, characteristic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lineaments —   n.pl. facial features or outline; distinctive characteristics.    ♦ lineamental, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lineaments — n features, face, lines, outline(s), appearance, aspect, profile, traits FORMAL countenance, visage, physiognomy, configuration …   Useful english dictionary

  • LINÉAMENT — ou GÉOSUTURE Les cartes géologiques et tectoniques des continents montrent un compartimentage découpant ceux ci en une sorte de mosaïque géante (qui se retrouve à grande et à petite échelles). Ces compartiments, bien que contigus, s’opposent par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • linéament — (li né a man) s. m. 1°   Trait linéaire. •   On voit [dans la résurrection magique d un mort] d un sang caillé les flammes rallumées ; L artère avec le coeur reprend ses mouvements, Le visage retourne à ses linéaments, BRÉBEUF Pharsale, VI.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Tolstoj quadrangle — The Tolstoj quadrangle in the equatorial region of Mercury runs from 144 to 216° longitude and 25 to 25° latitude. It was provisionally called Tir , but renamed after Leo Tolstoy by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. [International… …   Wikipedia

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