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1. Inserted between the lines of a text.
2. Written or printed with different languages or versions in alternating lines.


(ˌɪntəˈlɪnɪə) or


1. (Journalism & Publishing) written or printed between lines of text
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) written or printed with the text in different languages or versions on alternate lines
ˌinterˈlinearly, ˌinterˈlineally adv


(ˌɪn tərˈlɪn i ər)

1. situated or inserted between lines, as of the lines of print in a book: an interlinear translation.
2. having the same text in different languages set in alternate lines: an interlinear Bible.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
in`ter•lin′e•ar•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.interlinear - written between lines of text


[ˌɪntəˈlɪnɪəʳ] ADJinterlineal


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The earliest extant manuscript of the text dates from 1675, copied in Amroha, containing interlinear Persian translations.
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Where meaningful (regularly in the summaries), the author provides interlinear transcriptions of his copious examples.
Additional aids for the reader with limited Greek include a separate presentation of the translation with an interlinear Greek text as well as an extensive word list with individual entries for each Greek form that appears in the text.
Falta interlinear eso, lo pusieron junto, es un pensamiento que le viene.
In engineering practice, selection based on the wavelet analysis method in the adjustment of seismic wave as a structural time history analysis input, through comparison of interlinear shear, the interlayer displacement, interstory displacement angle and so on several aspects of the calculation results can get more accurate numerical value, meet the seismic design needs, in the engineering application has a certain reference value to the application and further structural seismic design improvement and perfection to provide a new way.
Brecht's idea of "theatrical alienation" (165) constitutes in fact one of the pillars of Sanguineti's translation practice (the other is Benjamin's interlinear translation's method, 171).
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According to Blakesley, this ideology is influenced by both the Brechtian concept of theatrical alienation and by Benjamin's ideas of interlinear translation.
blowing bellows with an interlinear inscription: 'ech of hem at
Deuteronomy and Proverbs: interlinear translations and interpretations from the Septuagint and King James Version.
Marginal and interlinear rubrics can be read as instructions for actors.