Definition of lineup in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīnˌəp/


1A group of people or things brought together in a particular context, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers: a talented batting lineup
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  • Their success is built on a batting line-up that will surely go down as one of the most talented to have graced a field.
  • Although the weather was hot, a line-up of bands entertained the musically inclined for the afternoon.
  • The years of Sunday Night and big starry entertainment line-ups are over, and even the Royal Variety Show seems like a dusty relic of a different age.
list of performers, cast, company, bill, program, schedule
list of players, roster, team, squad, side
1.1The schedule of television programs for a particular period: NBC’s Thursday lineup of hit comedies
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  • Cable and dish operators have always sought to add adult PPV programming to their lineups.
  • Long has the Nielsen ratings box wickedly dominated television's every season lineup.
  • Under last week's new deal, subscribers will be able to create their own programming lineups, record favorite shows and skip commercials.
2chiefly North American A line of people or things.
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  • Marvel at the line-up of shabby kids in a line across the old Syke on Fellside, where smoke billows across the rooftops and cats prowl the cobbles.
  • The actual border crossing station between Jordan and Iraq looks like most other terminals between nations, with long line-ups and crowds in the various offices.
2.1A group of people including a suspect for a crime assembled for the purpose of having an eyewitness identify the suspect from among them.
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  • Police officers should not speak to eyewitnesses after the lineups regarding their identification or their inability to identify anyone.
  • The development and nature of guidelines and recommendations for the design and administration of identification lineups in the United States and in Canada are described.
  • The officer should emphasize to the witness that the suspect may not be in the lineup.

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Syllabification: line·up

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