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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


adjInterlinear-, interlinear; interlinear versionInterlinearversion f
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The Corrector does more than just fill convenient gaps; he also makes corrections and additions both interlinearly and marginally, showing a determination to produce a corrected text.
traditional materials from the members of Indian tribes, these being phonetically registered directly in the language of the natives and interlinearly translated into English with the help of a bilingual person.
On several occasions there are signs (or parts of signs) visible interlinearly or marginally, but no trace of them is found in the diplomatic edition: for example 14.4-5; 15.5; 15 (bottom); 23 (bottom).
Each line- and page-break of the original manuscript is marked interlinearly in the edited text.