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lineament

1. a facial outline or feature
2. Geology any long natural feature on the surface of the earth, such as a fault, esp as revealed by aerial photography

Lineament

 

(1) Extended rectilinear elements of the relief and landscape usually associated with fissures and faults in the earth’s crust.

(2) Very large zones of fracture that are of global significance, or megalineaments (according to E. Hills, 1967).

lineament

[′lin·ē·ə·mənt]
(astronomy)
A prominent linear feature on the lunar surface.
(geology)
A straight or gently curved, lengthy topographic feature expressed as depressions or lines of depressions. Also known as linear.
(graphic arts)
A structurally controlled line on an aerial photograph; applied to lines representing beds, veins, faults, rock boundaries, and such.
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Evolution of the different lineaments within the area of interest implies that the study area is geodynamically very active and also promising area for mineral resources.
Many of the earthquake epicenters plot along the [Lubao] lineament which, if extended farther, trend to Napot Point,' the geologist said.
Lithology and lineament density are chosen as the occurrence space factor; topology, slope, and river density are related to the groundwater supply condition.
3, Site E) focuses on the East Bay Lineament positioned along the eastern boundary of the Boisdale Hills adjacent to the north shore of East Bay.
The localized lineaments are playing their crucial role in the development of the shape of the local spatial drainage patterns, which are indicative of neotectonic control over the drainage network flow (see Figures 2 and 12).
Rather surprisingly, lineament directions clearly show a morphostructural difference between the eastern and western parts of the study area.
The result of this computer application was the demarcation of 245 lineaments, 25 lineament zones [LZ] (Table 2), 9 main lineament zones [MLZ] (Table 3) and 8 MLZ knots [intersections] (Table 4).
Underprinting of a major lineament has been cited in explanation of linear rivers flowing in unstructured and incompetent country rock.
The Chickasaw Bluff/Big Creek lineament (extending [sim]N45E from Arkansas into Tennessee) has been long suspected to be a fault of the seismogenic Reelfoot rift.
Well, they would sell him a lineament of some kind.
call the feature the Commerce geophysical lineament because it appears most prominently in magnetic and gravity readings taken near Commerce, Mo.
Geologic lineament mapping is considered as a very important issue for problem solving in engineering in site selection for mineral exploration, hydro geological research.