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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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Hirono even read the interlinear notes after Article VII, corrections from the parchment copy: "The word 'the' being interlined between the seventh and eight lines of the first page .
His interlinear Latin translation of sixty-seven Turkish folk tales associated with the celebrated jester Nasreddin Hoca, found in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Marsh 42, tells a different story.
The larger is the text proper and the smaller is the interlinear commentary, which interprets the Prophetie in the light of contemporary political events and the reigns of recent kings.
In reality, it is an ugly, interlinear translation from Latin.
(9) In lines 3 and 4 of my excerpt, a more standard alliterative pattern on the first three beats returns--yet Zimmer also adds an interlinear alliteration on the b in "bless" and "body."
The earliest extant manuscript of the text dates from 1675, copied in Amroha, containing interlinear Persian translations.
The corn crop was sown with a 0.8 m interlinear space, using five plants per meter; the palisadegrass Piata pasture was sown between the rows of corn at a density of 5 kg of seed per ha.
The Old English (OE) continuous interlinear gloss inserted into the Lindisfarne Gospels by Aldred in the later tenth century, as an act of reverence and devotion, has long attracted the attention of historical linguists and those studying the book's cultural history.
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.