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lineagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ us   /ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/ formal
the members of a person's family who are directly related to that person and who lived a long time before him or her: She's very proud of her ancient royal lineage.
lineal
adjective uk   /ˈlɪn.i.əl/ us   /ˈlɪn.i.əl/
She claims lineal descent from Henry VIII.
lineally
adverb uk   /ˈlɪn.i.ə.li/ us   /ˈlɪn.i.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 related directly to the same living thing that existed long 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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