- situated or inserted between lines, as of the lines of print in a book: a Latin text with interlinear translation.
- having interpolated lines; interlined.
- having the same text in various languages set in alternate lines: the interlinear Bible.
- a book, especially a textbook, having interlinear matter, as a translation.
Origin of interlinear
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Examples from the Web for interlinear
It's no credit to carry an interlinear translation of your temperament on your face.At Good Old Siwash
The interlinear arrangement used in the Middle Ages had been abandoned in all but a few exceptional cases.
The narrative occupies thirty-six pages, with interlinear corrections and additions.
Full hieroglyphic text, interlinear transliteration, word-for-word translation, smooth translation.
An interlinear note, 'He was heretofore clarke of the Committee of Indempnity,' is also scored out.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)
- written or printed between lines of text
- written or printed with the text in different languages or versions on alternate lines
Word Origin and History for interlinear
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