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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lineal mean? 

LINEAL (adjective)
  The adjective LINEAL has 2 senses:

1. in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
2. arranged in a line

  Familiarity information: LINEAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LINEAL (adjective)

Sense 1lineal [BACK TO TOP]


In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child


lineal; direct

Context examples:

lineal ancestors / lineal heirs / a direct descendant of the king / direct heredity


matrilineal; matrilinear (based on or tracing descent through the female line)

patrilineal; patrilinear (based on or tracing descent through the male line)

unilateral; unilateralist (tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only)


related (connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage)


collateral (descended from a common ancestor but through different lines)

Sense 2lineal [BACK TO TOP]


Arranged in a line


linear; one-dimensional (of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension)

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