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Definition of Lineage

(noun) A group of people who share a common descent.

Example of Lineage

Lineage Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: lin·e·age

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /lIn-ee-ij/
  • British English – /lIn-iij/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈlɪniəʤ/
  • British English – /ˈlɪnɪɪdʒ/

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Cite the Definition of Lineage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “lineage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 17, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/lineage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

lineage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/lineage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “lineage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 17, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/lineage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“lineage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/lineage/>.