lineage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lineage" in British English

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lineagenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ formal
the ​members of a person's ​family who are ​directlyrelated to that ​person and who ​lived a ​longtime before him or her: She's very ​proud of her ​ancientroyal lineage.
lineal
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
She ​claims lineal ​descent from Henry VIII.
lineally
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/
(Definition of lineage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lineagenoun [U]

 /ˈlɪn·i·ɪdʒ/
biology all the ​living things that are ​relateddirectly to the same ​living thing that ​existedlong ago
(Definition of lineage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lineage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 血统, 世系…
in Chinese (Traditional) 血統, 世系…
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