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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.